Humble yourself the more the greater you are, and you will find favor with God. ~Sirach 3:18
An interesting reality is that accomplishment is not incompatible with humility as long as we put humility first. God wants to see us succeed. The truth is that God is able to do for us what he can do through us. True humility is knowing that what we accomplish is the result of God as the doer within us. We are the instruments that God uses and any good work we do is done by God working through us. That is why we ask God to banish our shortcomings, to get out of His way in order for Him to work through each of us for the love and service of others.
It is through our humility that we recognize our human weakness and ask God through prayer, hopefully on a daily basis, to enlighten us, to help us to recognize His will and not depend on our own, and to have the strength to carry out what He has started within us.
We should never be shy of expressing our faith as a disciple of Christ, especially when we do so with the attitude and spirit that God works in our hearts to produce His Will for the world.
Let others know how God has blessed you. Tell people how you trust in God’s love and forgiveness. Express your love for your faith authentically so that others may want to know what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
Express this faith with your own real words to others. Your words could be something like those below.
God has blessed me so much today. I am so grateful for the beautiful weather, the health and well being of my family and friends. I am thankful for a roof over my head, for food to nourish my body, for people who love me and for those He has given me to love.
Pray with others in good and challenging times. Your words could be something like those below.
Gracious God, hear the needs of our hearts. Be with those who are hurting or suffering in any way today. Give us strength and courage to meet the days ahead. Thank you for the beauty of all your creation and for the love you have shown us through others.
True humility and the knowledge and acceptance that it is God who lives and works within each of us brings us freedom and peace.
May each of us know the peace and love of God which surpasses all understanding.