Enjoying Jesus, enjoying others, enjoying myself, enjoying my circumstances, just as they are. What if I’m irritated with myself for struggling to live this way, for being such a loser as a follower of Jesus? That’s not humility, that’s pride. Self-contempt. Satan loves us wishing we were different, unaccepting of where we are in the unfolding story of Jesus changing us, more and more. A humble believer confesses sin, but a proud believer is bummed by sin, and tries harder to do better in the future. A humble believer enjoys Jesus, others, self, circumstances, just as they are, but a proud believer wants others different, self different, circumstances different, is not content with things, just as they are. Jesus is not enough. A humble believer is thankful to Jesus for everything, just as it is, doesn’t know what’s best for himself and those he loves, but a proud believer knows what’s best, and pleads with Jesus to make it happen.
–ProudDave, needing prayer to be HumbleDave, so the pre-believers around him will be wowed by a contagious Jesus in him (please pray now)
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