Where Is Your Arrow Pointing9:30 AM
-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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