And right now, I'm going with the "New Living Translation".
"Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves."In my quiet time this morning, that's what I got. I was praying, and suddenly "In humility, consider other better than yourself," exploded into my thoughts.
-- Philippians 2:3.
I had no idea where it was from -- beside's the Bible -- but I know it's something I struggle with. You know -- "Oh, well I know people like me better than her, so I don't really have to worry about being the un-coolest," or "Well, I'm not hanging out with them. That'd just be... not right."
I mean, how wrong is that? I've probably posted about this before, but that's because it's an on-going process. Jesus hung out with anyone and everyone -- but hey, wasn't it the unpopular, totally clueless ones who actually respected him and hung out with him? I mean, it seems like those Pharisee's were always plotting out to kill him. But Zacheous? He was a "bad" guy.
Jesus didn't consider himself better than everyone else. He wasn't selfish. He didn't try to impress people. He was humble -- and I'm pretty sure He considered others better than Himself.
Even though he wasn't. So I'm not sure how he managed that.
...I think that's where the humility part comes in. Hang on -- *dictionary.com*
HumilityHuh? So... let's say I'm the worlds awesomest dancer. [No, I don't dance. Unless you count ballet when I was little;)] Instead of going on about how I'm just that good -- well, I'd look at the other girls in my group -- and encourage them, and tell them how they're good at first position and... oh, what's that thing.. oh, yeah -- plea's -- and instead of thinking about how good you are...
–nounthe quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
Well, in humility, consider other better than youself.
Okay, I don't have all the answers. [No kidding.]
So, tell us what you get out of the whole humility thing.
Because I don't know about everyone else -- but I'd really like to hear it.
Oh, this song just came on the radio that I absolutely love and it almost makes me cry and... I have no idea what it's called. :)