There’s no doubt about it, we live in a “selfie” world.
We’re inundated with selfie posts, selfie pics, and you can even buy “selfie sticks” in almost every store. In a culture that constantly promotes self, we need to be careful that we don’t develop a proud, self-centered attitude.
The Bible warns us that in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, boastful, proud, and ungrateful, just to name a few (2 Timothy 3:1). We see a lot of that happening in the world today. But that’s where we Christians come in!
As Christians, we can make a huge impact on this world by doing things differently and walking in humility. God has a lot to say about being humble.
James 4:6 (NLT) says, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t want God opposing me! I want to walk in his favor. So that means I need to have some humility about me.
The Bible also says God will “crown the humble with victory” (Psalm 149:4 NIV). Do you want to have victory in life? Then, be humble. Prefer others before yourself. Philippians 2:3 (ESV) says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
Let’s make a difference on this planet and walk in humility! Not only will it impact the world around you, but it will bring God’s favor and blessing on your life.
THE TAKE AWAY
Guard your heart from a proud, self-centered attitude. Go through the Bible and read the scriptures about humility. Here are a few to get you started: Psalm 147:6; Psalm 25:9;
Psalm 18:27; Proverbs 3:34; James 4:10.