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Where Is Your Arrow Pointing

9:30 AM

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; 
it is thinking of yourself less.
-C. S. Lewis




Where Is Your Arrow Pointing


When people compliment us for achieving something laudable, it is so tempting to take all the credit. When people look up to us, it is easy to feel superior and forget where we came from.

That's why I like John the Baptist. People follow him and some even regard him as the Messiah. It would have been easy to take the credit, grab the opportunity and play god. But, he remained humble. When people look up to him, he always points the direction towards Jesus.

Even when Jesus came to him to be baptized, he was hesitant because he knows where his place is at.

Some people choose to play small and use humility as an excuse. That is selfishness and laziness disguising as humility. When you play big, you bless more people. Tweet

Ultimately, it boils down to your intentions.

True humility is not forgetting where you came from and the people who helped you to get where you are.

True humility is knowing you are special, and helping others discover their gifts and self-worth, not flaunting what you have and making others feel less.

True humility is recognizing your greatness knowing you were created by The Greatest of All, but giving back to Him all the glory He deserves. It's rejoicing over your achievements but not being arrogant about it.

When you achieve something big, when you are recognized for your talent, when people put you on a pedestal, do you revel in your fame and claim all the glory? Or do you magnify The Force behind you? Do you remember the people who has helped you along the way?

When people look at you and see how blessed you are, do they see the Blesser working in your life? 

Where is your arrow pointing?




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  1. This is wonderful ... I am working on pointing my arrow in the right direction with a lot of gratitude and humility behind it... Have a lovely week ahead xox <3

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    1. I'm sure you do. Thank you, Launna.

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  2. True humility cannot be disguised and it is always good to remember where you're coming from

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    1. It can never be hidden, right? It will always come out. :)

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  3. I totally agree. Being humble takes us long way.

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  4. This is a badly needed virtue nowadays. Many seldom practise this. They tend to become so egoistic; even the such achievements to intimidate others.

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    1. I know. Must be human frailty. But if others can remain humble, why can't we all?

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  5. This is inspiring. I always try to give God the glory because him alone deserves all
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  6. So an inspiring post :)
    Thank you!

    xoxo
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  7. Humility......Hmmmm...mami, You are right bout your definition of True Humility....I try to hold on to the people who have been with me through it all....I humble myself before them because they had a choice to leave me buh they didn't....Mehnnnn Lux! I love your post alot! I can totally relate to them..

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    1. Humility and gratitude. :)
      Thank you,mami!

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  8. i hope my arrow is pointing in the right direction

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  9. I always give God the glory for all his done for me! Great post.
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  10. Again a good thing to learn and practice... I applaud~ Beautiful article~

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  11. More people need to practice true humility.

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  12. I am trying my best to point my arrow there where it should be.

    I really loved: "True humility is accepting that you are great because you were created by The Master, but giving back to Him all the glory for all the greatness that you have achieved." Kisses, Liuba x

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  13. This is a great reminder that we need to be more humble with our actions and thoughts.

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  14. I hope the arrow is pointing in the right direction. But it is certainly tempting to take the credit with the arrows pointing to you. Thanks for your inspiration.

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    1. It sure is. That's why it's rare. :) You're welcome.

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  15. WOW! I need to hear this. Such a GREAT post!

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  16. Personally, I've never had a problem being humble as I,m still in the gutter today. My life can be summed up by folk singer Seasick Steve's 3rd album. "I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left." How true :o)

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    1. I think this alone shows you're a humble being.

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  17. Hi Lux! I think a lot of us can benefit from your study on humility. It's hard to see the boasting in myself, but I'm awfully good at pointing a finger at my neighbor! I think my arrow needs to come off of others, and start pointing to the one who created me, loves me, and wants me to be like him.

    Great ideas here. Thank you :) and Happy New Year to you and yours,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks, Ceil. I sure think you have no problem with this. You are naturally humble as far as I can tell.
      Happy 2015 to you too.

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  18. Definitely. We can be proud of ourselves for our accomplishments, but we were created with the abilities we have...we have our Creator to thank for that.

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  19. I LOVE this!! This is so wise and inspiring and it is so true that we should think of ourselves less.
    Wow - thank you for sharing this. You know when you just need to read something but you don't know what it is?? That's what this was for me.

    Thank you xx

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, Jade! Stay gorgeous!

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  20. Great post, love read you :)
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  21. Your explanation of True Humility is inspiring. I needed to read this today.

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  22. Thanks for coming by to visit.

    Lizzy is a rescue dog. She likes it here.

    Have a great day.

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  23. Thank you for more words of wisdom, dear SuperLux. The most satisfying and rewarding times in my life were those when I was serving as a trainer and as a mentor, teaching others how to develop their skills and become successful. Your posts are consistently inspirational, dear friend, and once again I thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

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    1. Thank you for those kind words. :)

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  24. Awesome post!! Thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment on my blog. I love your blog. Bookmarked it!!:)

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  25. Great post Lux, so inspiring!!!
    Hope you are enjoying the new year so far!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  26. oh! yes we should never forget what or who we are.

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  27. Great post ! you should try a hand at motivational speaking ;)

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    1. Really? Why not? In the near future, perhaps. I'll let you know. :P

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  28. this was a great read sweet..Thank you so much for sharing.. We need to stay grounded no matter what we achieve :)

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  29. That was a lovely read..we should stay grounded no matter what we achieve

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  30. I agree with you to some level. I definitely agree that when you achieve something you should not forget how you got there and who helped you get there. That said, I don't think you should give away all credit either. In the end YOU are the one who made it all happen in the end. You may have been given tools and opportunities, yes, but you had to take those final crucial steps. And you should deserve credit for that.

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    1. Oh, yes. I think it's a little overboard if you give all the credit away because you have made an effort too. That's why you've achieved it.

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  31. Amazing Post! Love it to read your Blog :)

    many Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Love. Stay gorgeous.

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  32. I specially loved this quote - "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." And the way you have described it is pretty wonderful. A very deep take :-)

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    1. That quote also redefined my understanding of true humility. Thanks, Amrit.

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  33. Interesting post, you made me think.

    Jasmine x

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  34. This is AWESOME!! I love it!!

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  35. Thanks for sharing, Lux. Beautiful and true. Humility is a very difficult thing for this generation to understand. Either they think they're worthless, or they think they're "all that." Our worth is in Christ!
    Thanks for linking up with Grace&Truth!

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  36. Well said! Honoring God and blessing others is something I think more people need to know more about. It is not about us, it is about Him :) Hope you are doing well and blessings! #bloggercaregroup

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  37. This is a blessed, inspiring post, Lux! Thanks for sharing the thoughts on John the Baptist! Very enlightening and full of truth. I aspire to be a truly humble servant of Him...thanks for the inspiration! May God continue to bless you and all you do for Him, as His humble servant!

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  38. This is a blessed post, Lux! What great and truthful thoughts on John the Baptist. I pray that my life may be lived as a truly humble servant of Him! May you continue to inspire others through your words. God bless!

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  39. This is a beautiful post Lux and such a great reminder!

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