I Can't See Past Myself

With each passing moment, it seems I become increasingly aware that any movement in Christ's church that is self centered and inward minded cannot be motivated by the heart of God. After all, the very basis of our faith is humility. Without humility it is impossible to live a sacrificial life, to love others unconditionally, to truly accept God's grace and to have a heart that burns for those who are lost. Humility lets us see past ourselves, and into a world that is full of despair, hopelessness and injustice. It allows us to truly understand that our lives are not tools through which we write our own stories, but tools in the hands of a sovereign, loving, just and holy God. Humility breaks down the wall of protection that we build around ourselves to prevent ourselves from getting hurt and shows us that a life lived with our own comfort and convenience in mind is a life that completely misses the point. Humility is what Christ had when he became a human and allowed himself to become subject to earthly rulers and false accusations.

The fear of the Lord begins with humility... that is, the understanding that I am not the center of the universe and everything doesn't revolve around me. And never will I be able to lose myself in the lifestyle of radical faith and authentic worship that I so desperately desire, if all the while I can't see past my own wants, my own desires, my own comfort.
Make me humble.

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