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Monday, June 30, 2008

Humility

I recently finished Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney. It is such an amazing book. I would highly recommend it. Anyway, today I was thinking about being truly humble. Having a servant's attitude. And I noticed so many things in my life in just the short hours of today how often I have pride in my heart. Not showing total respect to my parents, asking my brother what little work he has done today.

And the list goes on. I realized that in asking what little work others have done, I am just trying to raise myself up above them because I considered myself to have worked oh-so hard today. While reading the book, I often found myself thinking,"Ah, yes, humility. I can do that." Little did I know that I had pride in my heart as I said it. I was thinking that I could do it on my own, effortlessly. I need to learn to fully rely on Him, completely aware of my own shortcomings. Humility is a hard thing. But we're supposed to do hard things.
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