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