Humility. It is my word for the year, and my consistent answer when teammates and friends ask how they can pray for me. I have been studying it, asking for it, and often in humiliating ways learning how much I need it.
Humility comes before honor. ~ Proverbs 15:33
My good friend Tristie Fisher recently wrote a brief post that captures much of what I’ve been thinking about, so I asked her if I could share it with you. Under the title “Honor? Position? Power? Here’s How” she writes:
“After 25 years of working with amazing leaders, there are certain things that are always true. My heroes are men & women of deep humility. 2 weeks ago, @pastorbriangfisher taught 2 principles from Matthew 20 that gave us all pause! “We want honor without humility. We want authority without submission.” Zing! We get it-we all struggle here! Instead of asking a generic , “Am I proud?” Join me in asking yourself these questions.
1. How low am I willing to go?
2. How much of the world’s success have I brought into my faith?
3. Am I disrespectful to my current authority?
4. Am I known for a loving or critical spirit?
5. Is my heart living in awe toward God or anger toward God?
“If you’re like me, these questions cut to the quick. Yet, we all want more of Jesus, more peace, more joy, & more satisfaction! Maybe it’s time to step up to going low.”
You can read more from Tristie at www.tristiefisher.com