Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. ~C.S. Lewis
You are about to enter the land of the “streaming me.” Where everyone–almost–screams for attention.
Everywhere you click online, competing messages, philosophies, opinions, and personal agendas dominate . . . You can’t be online for five minutes without bumping into an all-star blogger, marketing maven, social networking ninja, SEO expert, or Hollywood celebrity dueling for the number one spot in the conversation. ~@stickyJesus p. 117
The land echoes with noisy gongs and clanging cymbals.
Look at me!
Oh, and please buy this.
It’s easy to get caught up with the crowd.
To wrestle our way into a clique and ignore the uncool.
Unless we’ve frisked our thoughts, checked our hearts, and dressed for success.
Clothed in humility and love.
Because it’s not all about who we know.
Or what we know.
We know our rights and our position.
Chosen, holy, dearly loved, and destined for the throne.
It’s all about Who we know.
The One who gave it all up.
Let go of rights and position.
Shed glory skin and crawled into human flesh.
And accepted everyone on the same level.
It’s not like we can turn humility on and off by flicking a switch or presenting a password.
It comes from a heart melted into the heart of the Famous One.
Fired by love.
So check yourself. Living in the Land of Shiny Things releases a subtle elixir of false worth into the air that easily entices. Mercifully, God gives us His word to remind us that our most noble endeavors–while impressive to this world–will never draw heaven’s applause if they lack the heart of humility, which is love. ~@stickyJesus p. 124
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, Rather in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. ~Philippians 2:3-4
It’s You and You alone that I seek, Lord. I want to tell your story in this digital sea of streaming “me.” ~@stickyJesus p. 129
What do you seek today?