Sunday, January 9, 2011

A False Sense of Humility


(I linked up my post from Sunday! I hope you blog hoppers like this one!)

So my lesson this morning is on being humble . . . and before I read it, I even had a false sense of what humility really was, I guess.

Humility is NOT a person denying his or her own abilities in order to uplift someone without abilities. This is more like being coy or shy or something. A non-prideful attitude is good, but to say that you do not have abilities that you clearly have well. . . THAT is not humble.

Humility was demonstrated by Jesus. Jesus who was, obviously, superior did not have to deny His abilities in order to serve His disciples.

John 13

To be humble is not to be ashamed or embarrassed about who you are, but it is to put the needs of others before you. To be humble is to decide, consciously decide, that your needs are less important than another person's needs. You don't have to be less to let someone else be more.

Does that make sense?

I mean I always pictured someone bowing or cowering to be humble, to be a servant to someone else. But that is more about how the other person treats YOU and not how you are. Someone has to treat you inferior in order for you to cower away from them. So, yeah, I'm not going to cower if I am confident in who I am. That doesn't mean I can't serve you. Practically the opposite has to be true. In order for me to serve others, I have to be confident in who I am!

Amazing isn't it? So I guess teaching Sunday School has taught me a thing or two. LOL!

Well, I know that this post may be a little late, but I wanted to make sure none of my girls cheated by reading this post. Not that they will, but I'm just sayin'

I really love Jesus and the things He taught. I'm blown away every time I take time to let it really affect me. Isn't that how it should be?

Have a blessed Sunday!


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3 comments:

  1. This is a great post. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. In our world where we are suppose to put ourselves first this seem weird. We are to be humble in the things the Lord has asked us to. Just like you said!!! Thank you for sharing it was a good lesson for me.
    Lori

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing, I love it! And thank you for linking up to our Women in the Word on Wednesday! I am so happy to see another blogging Christian Mommy!!!!! :) Ya for new friends! I hope to see you again next week!
    Love and Blessings
    Cammie

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