Thursday, September 19, 2013
I'm All That and Have Arrived...NOT!
I think there's real balance required when it comes to how we view ourselves. Yes we are valuable, precious and treasured by God Himself. But sometimes we can get to a place where we put too much value on ourselves, because of what we think or believe. Before you know it we've fooled ourselves into believing we're "it" or that we've "arrived." Romans 12:3 gives us a glimpse of a golden nugget. It says, "I realize how kind God has been to me, and so I tell each of you not to think you are better than you really are..." How easy it is for us to think and believe we're better than we really are. Before long we've forgotten about our reliance on God and what He's done for us, and are walking and living in our own strength. We're walking in pride or a false humility and don't even see it. As soon as we take our eyes off the Lord we can quickly end up at this place. Pride runs rampant in our culture, with everyone looking down on everyone else. Don't fall into the trap! Don't think you're better than you really are. I'm a sinner who daily needs the grace of God and can never forget it. My prayer today is that I never think I'm better than others or better than I really am. I'm simply a sinner who needs God's grace :)