Humility or Humidity?

It’s summer, so you expect to experience some humidity which can make you sweat, hot and wet to varying degrees—high humidity is very uncomfortable!

Humility, in my opinion, is “cool.” My favorite definition of “humility” is from a quote I once read by William Temple: “Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ” Simply put: humility is not thinking of yourself meanly, it’s not thinking of yourself at all.

Awareness of/Acknowledging who God is always results in less of an awareness of self. Humility happens as a result of our focus. If we strive to attain humility, it is likely we will “take pride” in our humility thus defeating our initial purpose.

So, will we choose to fix our eyes on Jesus and allow the mind of Christ to hold us in that humble mindset OR experience the opposite of humility . . . humidity (which equals being all wet from the outpouring of our own self adoration—that should really make us uncomfortable!)

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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