Today is about not boasting or being proud. It's all about humility.
Think about this verse:
He is…very nature God…made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, Phil 2:7
God, who had every
right to boast, made Himself "nothing", NOTHING, NOTHING…let that sink in…I on the other hand, am always trying to make something out of myself!
Put yourself in situations that will humble you, yes, I said humble you!
Because He did.
Look at all of that verse:
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross! Phil 2:5-8
Our attitude should be the same!
We should…Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Romans 12:10 (MSG)
Here are some suggestions:
Don't steal someone's "ego-food".
What's that mean? You know, it's when someone is telling a story and you can't wait for them to shut-up so you can tell your story that is way better than theirs, DON"T DO IT!
Listen more than you talk!
God gave you two ears and only one mouth! Listen twice as much!
Make someone feel greater than you.
Walk away from every encounter today asking yourself, "Did they feel more important than me?"
Ask for help.
Especially if you are a guy, there is nothing that humbles you quicker than saying you don't know how to do something!
Confess your sins.
AHH, really, you had to go there? Yes, this is about practicing humility! I think this humbles you more than any other, when we finally admit who we really are. It is also the most freeing thing; you won't have to wear a mask with person any longer!
Have an awesome
day being humble!