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Reflection: Humblest Person Alive

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


Humblest Person Alive

"I love what you write. I think you're brilliant. You're wise. I needed to hear this today. You're a fantastic writer." It's easy to receive all these praises of men and claim it as my own. But then I want you to know that I don't because I'm the humblest person alive today.

Kidding! Isn't it awkward to claim something like that?

Seriously though, how easy is it to claim all the glory when people like you and like what you do? Of course we're allowed to feel good and receive compliments. But I think the problem comes in when instead of pointing to the direction of the Source, we tell the world that we did it all by ourselves.

George Burton Adams said: There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

Now, that's something that puts things into perspective.

We may have made 90% of the effort; blood, sweat and tears, but we owe at least 10% to other people.

We owe it...

to our parents who gave us life (unless you're a test tube baby who came purely from chemicals or whatever science did),

to our teachers, whether they taught us the right things and encouraged us to do better, or like Albert Einstein's teacher who told his father: "He will never amount to anything.",

to the class bully who always picked on us,

to our friends who always got our back,

to the interviewer of that one company we've always wanted to be a part of who told us we're not the right fit for the job,

to the stranger who showed us a random act of kindness...or rudeness!

There's no point in bragging about our achievement because we couldn't have made it on our own.

Don't get me wrong. When people tell me I look beautiful, I'm smart, I'm good at something, or they like me, I blush, I feel flattered, I receive it. I bask in it. Hey, it's a blessing! Not everyone gets that compliment.

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But I consider it as God affirming me and like a boss telling me, "Good job! Keep up the good work."

Or a Father who lovingly looks at me and say, "Of course you're beautiful. You're my daughter. I'm proud of you."

I let myself receive all these love and kind words. (Even the criticisms that I know will help make me grow and improve).

But at the end of the day, I know and I believe that it's all because of Him and for Him.

That without His grace and mercy, I wouldn't even be here typing this reflection. Humblest person alive? I know one. A good friend of mine. In fact, I think most of my friends and mentors are humble beings. That's why I want to emulate them.

But the humblest person alive in my opinion is Someone Who gave up His majesty, His throne and His glory and took the form of a lowly mortal. 

He who ate, drank, perspired, walked the muddy and sometimes dusty road on Earth to be with His servants. Lived with them, talked to them, and loved them with all that He is. Took their place at the cross. Someone who traded His royal crown for the crown of thorns to show His big love.

That is one King worthy of praise. That's the real humblest person alive.



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  1. Beautifully written. Amen to the Humblest Person and that is our Lord and Saviour! Have a beautiful new week!

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  2. I adore your writing style! I enjoyed reading it so much❤️

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  3. Such interesting post
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  4. Amazing post!
    Have a nice week!
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  5. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  6. very beautiful article my dear
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  7. Bragging seemingly has become the culture of social media. Beats met.

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  8. It takes a village, right? No one is truly self-made!

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  9. Best to be humble. It is a good attitude to being happy.

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  10. Being humbled is very important on a way to successful and happy life. Glad you shared this :)
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  12. An amazing post as always. I totally agree with you. You made me think about.

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  13. It is important to remember that we are not responsible for what we look like or all of our accomplishments. Everyone gets help from others. :)
    ~Jess

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  14. You have such a lovely writing style Lux!
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  15. Love the message in this post, sweet friend. Thank you so much for sharing what God lays upon your heart. :)

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  16. Here's to the humblest person and your beautiful writing!

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  17. Hi sweetheart! Waiting for a new post :)
    Wish you a great weekend
    Kiss
    Maggie D.
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  18. Amen, Lux! Well said. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. This is great and true on so many levels. We are all connected in more ways than one.

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  20. Your post is full of thoughtfulness, certainly it is a subject worthy of it.

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  21. So very true. Support definitely plays a large part in success. At least, it helps those reach success far quicker than without.

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  22. Hello what a thoughtful post. Well said and I love the first quote. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  23. Humility is a good quality to have. I think what helps to ground me in humility is that everything I have, I owe to God.

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  24. ;)

    Gostei da sua reflexão!

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  25. So well said and yes, beautifully written! Thanks Lux for sharing at Faith 'n Friends Link Party! I so appreciate you!

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  26. This was very insightful. So many have had a hand in making us who we are. Hopefully, for those of us who are Believers, God has made the most impact. May you clearly hear Holy Spirit speak to you and feel the love of Jesus.

    God bless you!
    Laura


    Oh Lux, it has been awhile. I'll be over in a few minutes for a visit. The chemo went well today. Now to recover!
    Blessings and thanks,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  27. Love the dent you made in my world today - saw your feature on Deb Wolfe's always wonderful blog -

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