What does a humble believer look like?
Never defensive. Never irritated. Always gracious. Always thankful. Always relaxed. Healthy indifference to reputation, failure, success, performance, bad decisions, paying too much for something. Not competitive: enjoys the success of others, even jerks. Not confident s/he knows what’s best for self or others. Healthy contentment in light of intelligence, body, coordination, health, job, possessions, home, auto, income, savings, investment success. No fear of losing everything. Healthy indifference to being ignored, or being considered a loser/nobody, or being pitied. If in need, willing to ask for help. Healthy indifference to reaching goals, objectives: free from ambition unless Jesus directs. Healthy indifference to the success/failure of favorite sports team. Healthy indifference about corrupt politicians and government. Willingness to engage in gracious conflict: to speak up for self, others, who are being abused, neglected. Willingness to ask others for money for a good cause. Never intense, agendafied, hurried, fearful. Willingness to risk love. Willingness to lay down life for others: free from unhealthy self-protection. Enjoys himself and others in spite of weaknesses, failure, sins, idols. Feels superior to no one. Asks and thanks Jesus about everything. Views everything in life as over-rated, except Jesus.
–ShepherdDave, who’s no humble believer, needing fresh conviction of the sin of confidence/pride/worldliness so he’s momentarily DumbSheepDave, experiencing the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility, so the pre-believers around him might want what he has
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