Those Who Humble Themselves…

If You Are Content To Be Yourself, Your Life Will Count!

Do you remember Rosa Parks, the black woman who refused to surrender her seat to a white man and move to the back of the bus? There was more at stake that day than just a ride home from work.

be contentBy simply being herself, Rosa suddenly moved to center stage. She wasn’t playing games. She was just doing what she felt to be the right thing. She wasn’t expecting anything other than maybe a little respect and understanding. Rosa was not expecting to be recognized or praised for her actions, nor was she expecting the events that followed to come from her actions. She was the real thing, and God shone a light on her soul that day that changed history. That’s how it works; when God’s light shines on your efforts, little becomes much.

Jesus said, “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matt 23:12) Or as it is translated in The Message, “if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.” Since God is the only one who knows when your time will come, you must be prepared. How do I do that, you might ask? The bible answers: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6) Allow the Holy Spirit to be your agent and front man. Don’t get ahead of Him. Just be faithful; when the time is right God will shine His spotlight on the next stage and assign you an even bigger role.

And when the moment comes for you to stride confidently into the spotlight and fulfill your God-given role, try to remember that there’s no room for self importance and pretense. This moment calls for: (1) stripping away all lesser roles you’ve acted out and settled for; (2) discovering who you are and what your life is really about; (3) depending totally on God to help you give the most authentic performance of your career.

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