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False humility

‘Humility’ is a word that isn’t necessarily connected with ‘artist’ so often. ūüôā It might be true that the majority of artists are people, who want to be ‘on stage’, so to speak, whether it’s in person¬†or through our art work. If we want to work with the Holy Spirit though, we have to be humble in Him. He’s the One we really should honor, respect and fear above all.

But there is also wrong kind of humility which actually has pride underneath. (I’m not going in to that at this post, though.) A few times¬†I’ve¬†heard someone tell about a divine visitation when something extraordinary happened. When I’ve urged the person to share the story in front of the whole congregation because it is a great way to encourage fellow church members, he or she has refused. The reason has been: “I don’t wanna exalt myself”. What?! We are to proclaim about what He can do, that He is Real, and we’re not worshiping a plastic Elvis but an omnipotent God who does miracles of all kinds every single day! Of course it’s a different story if one really has got the understanding of not sharing, and that’s an amen on that then, but in general we should open our mouths so He doesn’t need to make the stones shout. ūüôā

When we practice false humility, we allow the enemy to tie our thinking and possibilities¬†regarding God. We have to realize, that how ever big dreams we’re having about the Kingdom, it’s never about us. It is always only and about God. His Kingdom, His glory, His people. Acting “humble” (note quotes!) in order not to accidentally exalt ourselves does no good to you, to your neighbor and least of all, to the Kingdom of God. And if you really actually would exalt yourself, God has the tendency to lower¬†your nose, so fear not… ūüėÄ

Matthew 5:13-16 in WEB: “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men. You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

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