A Little Humiliation

By: Susan Bea Good

I was recently forced to sit quietly while someone served me a large measure of humiliation.

After considering all of the points, I had to refuse them…as they seemed to be unwarranted, with an intent to destroy.

If you are involved in anything good, be aware that there will be criticizers. You will not be appreciated by everyone. Some may discourage you face-to-face. Most “humiliators” operate behind-the-scenes…without considering the lasting harm they do to reputations.

God gives “good work” to be accomplished by each of His children. When opposed…rely on Him, to give you all the strength and wisdom needed to finish.

An author I admire, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, has said “Respond to correction with humility. God may use what’s said, even if it’s critical and untrue to help you see something in your heart that is true, and help you develop a spirit of meekness.”

Occasional humiliation can be good…for your accurate self-assessment. A wise person keeps their eyes on Jesus, accepts correction…and refuses criticism.

“…God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!

 

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