Tis the season for Patience and Humility
“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
With the week of Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas season coming on there are many different devotionals we could write about how without Christ Christmas wouldn’t exist. We hope that you already realize that so we would like to focus more on humility and patience this week.
Humility is one of the things that we can loose very quickly in life. As soon as we start to “succeed” our humbleness can fly right out the window. I know this from past experiences I have to admit that I’m not the most humble person all of the time. What I can say is that every time God takes the tie to humble me, it’s always been a good lesson and I truly needed the teaching. I have also found that after I finally listened to him, I was more at peace than I was when I was arrogant. I also felt closer to him afterwards.
Patience is another thing that I lack at times. Especially with my loved ones , & occasionally co workers. It would seem that the closer I get to someone the less patience I have with them. How is that? We should have more patience with the ones who are closer to us. It’s almost as though unconsciously we think that they have to be more forgiving.
When I notice that I’m having issues with humility or patience (pretty much every day), Here’s what I try to do to keep myself in check. Are you ready this is some really extreme stuff right here. I PRAY. That’s right I take time and give it all back to God. I ask him to help me with my weaknesses and help me to be the person he wants and needs me to be. It’s pretty simple in the end, just give it all back to God and I’m closer to him, have more humility, and more patience with others and myself.
Lord as I reflect today I would like to thank you for everything that you have given unto us. I would like to give you full credit for our lives and the abilities that you have blessed out hands and minds with the ability to perform. Lord I would also like to ask that you open our hearts to you and your word. That you take a few moments to show us who you would like us to be and how you need us to act and react. Lord we thank you taking time to help us where and when we need it. Thank you for your wisdom and knowledge please guide our every thought, conversation, and action through every season of our lives.