Litmus-paper test for humility.
A humble Christian SMILES at self and others, rather than judging self and others — finding fault with self and others. A humble Christian enjoys everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is, seeing Jesus behind everyone and everything, all according to His genius plan. Curious and expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances. NEVER feels alone, in charge. A humble Christian just has fun, while a proud Christian is circumstance-dependent for joy and peace — has not the benefit of Jesus in THIS life.
So, whadda I do when I realize afresh that I’m not a humble Christian? CONFESS. Ahhh. That fresh realization is the result of fresh conviction by the Spirit of Jesus. I get ZERO credit for any humility. Well, except for other humans who imagine the outside of my cup tells them something about my humility. Like all Christian leaders, I’m skilled at projecting a humble persona. But. Outside-the-cup humility is worthless, except to other humans who don’t know my inner world. They are fooled. And so am I, unless Jesus grows me unusually-self-aware.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, not a humble Christian, except when freshly convicted of his pride — human-wisdom-reliance, and it doesn’t last long
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