“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3, NLT)

Have you ever been asked by your boss to do something that you felt was below your position? Do you sometimes feel like your ideas are better than those of your co-workers, or even those of your boss? Do you ever wonder how the company could survive if you decided to leave?

It’s human nature to have these feelings. Each of us has a drive to be successful, to advance our careers, to make a name for ourselves, and to not allow others to push us around. By nature, we are selfish beings. Very seldom do we think others are better than ourselves.

Rarely are we commended for approaching life with lowliness. But God admires humility. His Word says He “opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).

Grace to the humble …

Grace to humbly submit ourselves to those God has placed in authority over us in our workplaces … grace to humbly surrender those things we think we deserve more than one of our co-workers … grace to humbly complete our work, no matter how insignificant we believe it to be.

It’s okay to want success. It’s okay to take a promotion. It’s okay to want the best for you and your family. It’s not okay to step on anyone else just so you can get what you want and what you feel you deserve. That is the complete opposite of God’s will for us.

God gives grace to the humble. Let’s seek His grace this Tuesday.

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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One Comment on “GRACE TO THE HUMBLE!”

  1. You have touched on an area that is currently extremely visible in the work place. We could probably swap stories over several cups of coffee!!! Take Care my Friend and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


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