We all love to talk about humility in the church… Mostly because we are proud.
I know, ironic right?
But it’s kind of true. Most of what passes these days as humility is really false-humility.
It’s pride dressed up in it’s “Sunday Best”.
You see for far too long we’ve taught that humility is to think poorly of ourselves. So in an attempt to be humble we put ourselves down.
That’s not humility at all though.
When we focus on putting ourselves down we run the same risk as when we focus on building ourselves up.
We run the risk of focusing on us!
I like the famous CS Lewis quote:
Humility is best summed up as keeping our focus on Jesus.
True humility doesn’t ignore the truth. It can look at our great qualities and our huge flaws alike. It’s defining quality, is regardless of those facts it keeps it’s eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.
So that’s my challenge to you this week… Are you focusing on Jesus or yourself?