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Humility and Pride

Today in church we discussed the difference between a Humble Heart and a Prideful Heart.

Humble and Prideful Hearts

I think, at different times, we find ourselves in both catagories. Being human, we often find ourselves prideful. Though it’s natural, it’s not what God asks of us. We must repent and strive daily to be more HUMBLE. To be more helpful to those around us, to put our Trust in God, to be more Sincere with others. We need to be more Prayerful, more Faithful, more Forgiving. We need to Serve our fellow men. We need to pray for a CHANGE OF HEART, and we need to be more Loving.

If we find ourselves in the Prideful Camp more often than not, then we should start doing the things on Team Humble each day, so that soon, we’ll be there more often than not.

My kids and I are great fans of the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender. (I know, you’re wondering what that could possibly have to do with being humble, but….) Here is a quote from the show that my daughter pointed out to me after Sunday School…

Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the antidote to shame..png

Whenever we have cause for shame, it’s because we are not living God’s Commandment. We are being stubborn and prideful. If we want to live without shame, we must repent and be humble. This is something we must all work on daily. Some days will be better than others, because, oh yeah, we’re all human.

Let’s remember to be a little better today than we were yesterday, and if something happens to set us back a step or two, tomorrow’s another day and we can keep moving forward.

Let me know some of the things you do to strive to be Humble.

5 thoughts on “Humility and Pride”

  1. Exactly Sarah. When we have cause for shame we typically feel guilty. Our guilt is over wrong doings not against mans ways as those are just randomly set, but against those things that are against His ways.

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  2. This is a great post! It reminded me of a scripture I was reading last night. A prophet of the Lord was given a beautiful vision of the love of God and of his family. He was given the opportunity to learn more deeply about God’s plan for him and his children, and to teach them these things, and yet he did all these things “as he dwelt in a tent.” He was the prophet of God, but living in a tent in the middle of a desert wilderness. He didn’t have his gold or his silver or any of his wealth. He had only those things that were of most value to him– his family, his faith in God, and the provisions he needed to make a journey across a desert wasteland.

    It hit me so strongly as I read that last night, that I was waiting for things to be perfect before I felt like I could act. I had the limiting belief that I could not do great things with my life until my life looked like a picture book; the right house, the right marriage, the right set of skills, the complete understanding of what I was excited to teach, etc. Fill in the blank, “I am not good enough because __________.” This scripture taught me how false that belief was. If God Almighty is willing to converse with his prophet who is living in a tent, then He will support me to accomplish whatever purpose I have that is good– right now. I don’t have to wait to act. I can do, I can be, I can create, I can inspire right now, as I am, where I am, with all my gifts and flaws and limited knowledge, and as I step into action, and co-create with God, He will make up the difference. He will help guide me. He will teach me what I need to know. He will help me overcome my weaknesses and He will magnify my gifts as I use them for His purposes.

    So, NO, I’m not perfect. I see that it’s my pride that makes me think I must be perfect before I can do good or great things. But the Lord would use me in my weakness, in my humility, and I have nothing to be ashamed of when I partner with God. Thank you, Sarah, for giving me another bit of insight!

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