Humble is not a word I have spent much time considering. I actually know the meaning, but how to take that meaning and make it a part of my everyday life is another story and I don’t think I am alone. Being truly humble takes courage, character, love, and the hardest one; letting God be the one that has control over my strength. The truth is God has given me gifts and talents to use for His glory and I have not used them well because I didn’t understand the concept of renewing my mind. Here is what I have come to understand; the hurts, abuse, insecurities of my past should not define me anymore, I am a new creation and I am free from all sin and shame. Who I used to be is a person in the image of man and who I am is a child of the King reborn in His image. The importance of that is so raw right now in my mind and years of hiding and feeling unworthy are dropping off of me. There are two commandments from Jesus that are demanding my attention; “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor like yourself”, and “take up your cross and follow me”. I don’t have the ability to love anyone if I am in bondage to my past and the cross is the most selfless act of love ever demonstrated, I laugh at how hurt or disappointed I have been because of broken people acting exactly like me? If I am to become more like Christ, the first step of taking up my cross is putting off my self-centeredness and putting on the righteousness of Him. Humble has nothing to do with me controlling my emotions but everything to do with knowing Him.
1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life
To see the world like He saw me and to love the image of God in every person more than I love to be right or heard or even have my own way. Humble has nothing to do with me, it is an attribute of the One True God and my life is to be the light that reflects that. Blessed beyond measure and He calls me Beloved!