Sober Sunday Devotional – November 27, 2016

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Keep Me Humble Minded

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

James 4:6

All to often I find myself being proud of my accomplishments or progress. To the point of showing off so others can appreciate me. I find myself seeking out other projects to stay at the forefront of appreciation from others. This can, and often does, lead to a sense of superiority over your issues and lack of recognition for where you strength and progress all came from. We are taking credit and flaunting our false conception that we are in control. Staying humble is one of the best ways you can please God and show your gratitude for His awesome gifts.

By being humble in our every action is to show God that you we He is the one in control and gives us the required strength to handle whatever is going on our lives. Whether it be finishing a project, buying a brand new car, flaunting a raise, etc. By taking credit, we are completely ignoring God in these moments. Not only do you come across as conceited to people, you are coming across as ungrateful to God. Avoiding both of these by going to God and thanking Him for your achievements and not boasting in front of people, you will find better peace with God and a better two way relationship. He loves you so He gave you what you have, and we are bowing down giving Him what we have; love, gratitude, loyalty, devotion.

Prayer

Lord, please bring humility to my every move in my every day. Remind me that You are why I have what I have, until I find it completely natural to never doubt that subconsciously. Please knock me down from the pedestal I place myself on when it comes to conceited behavior with my peers. Let me exude Your great gifts in my every move so others recognize where all we have comes from.