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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Humble Yourself

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. Galatians 6:4

No one likes to be around a boastful person very long. It can be easy an easy trap to fall into, especially when maybe it comes to our children. We can be proud of something but don't want to go on and on gushing about it.  "Better to have someone else praise you and not your own lips" it says in Proverbs 27:2. Ask yourself why it is necessary to 'toot your own horn' anyway.

When you have accomplished something that others start praising you for say thanks but do not forget who it is who gives you the ability to do what you do. Give the lord thanks for He has gifted you with your abilities and talents. Above all do not compare yourself to someone else as each person is gifted in different ways. When you are humble to you glory to God as well. 

Matthew 23:12 tells us "For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." So the next time you are tempted to puff yourself up, ask why, then give God the glory for great things He has done!

PRAYER: Forgive me Lord for any times I was boastful about something. I truly do not want to do that. I have nothing to prove to anyone. You deserve all the praise and may I never forget that. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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