Here is a little encouragement and a challenge for today!
Humility: a modest or low view of one's own importance
This week I was confronted with a situation where I could clearly see that I could choose a selfish unrighteous anger or humility.
I chose humility. Which didn't come naturally, AT ALL! But I've been practicing the art of yielding myself to the Holy Spirit and submitting to His ways.
A couple of days ago I got into conflict with my husband. We weren't in total agreement on an issue and we were butting heads and it got heated. I got a check in my spirit and that is when the Holy Spirit presented me with the choices I mentioned earlier. I accepted His invitation to choose humility.
I stepped away and separated myself from my husband. I let Cary know that I just had to be alone for awhile. While I would like to tell you that I was a nice Jesus girl and politely told him to let me be in peace... but I didn't lol. It was more like a go away for awhile I need space kind of cry.
It was then that I turned my attention to the Lord. I was in my room alone with God and I ugly cried. I poured out my heart. The good, the bad, the ugly. I left it with Jesus and I began to praise God and worship Him.
It was then that He invited me to humble myself before my husband and wash his feet. The very last thing that I wanted to do.
With obedience purposed in my heart, I accepted the Lord's invitation to serve Cary in this way.
I prepared the atmosphere with worship. I got low and began to wash Cary's feet and just pour out my heart to him. I didn't argue or try to make him see things my way. I simply told him how I felt and I apologized for the wrong that I had done.
It was in that moment that the Lord reset our hearts toward each other and we were able to joyfully move on with our day. I could have easily chosen to stay in the argument and get by on my own strength, but that would have spoiled our entire day. I'm thankful I chose humility!
I hope this encourages you on your faith journey.
:: Challenge ::
What areas or relationships in your life can you practice the art of humility?
Do you have a testimony about a time you chose humility? I'd love to hear it!
Your Friend Jenn