Being humble can be a hard thing to do at times especially if you are a strong-willed person. I personally have a ton of hangups that need to be worked on sometimes every minute of every day. The good Lord knows that and is really good at being patient with me. There have been times where God has asked me to do something for someone that I’m upset with and it takes all of my strength to be humble in doing what is asked. Some look at being humble as a weakness instead of a strength. Reading through the Bible at how humble Jesus is is an inspiration. It would have been so easy and justified in human eyes to blow up in anger at the people who were pitted against Him, but instead, He smothered them with love and compassion. Matthew 5:38-42 states, “you have heard that it was said,” eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile go with them two miles. give to the one who asks you and does not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. A lot of us reading this right now are probably thinking to themselves,” I’m not going to do that.” Why would I do something for someone who hates me! The person that is being rude or mean to you, can at times be unhappy with their own lives. They have a hole in their hearts that can only be filled by our heavenly Father. You can be the one today that can help to fill that hole by being humble like Jesus. So when that person at work is being unruly, do something to show the love of Jesus instead of taking Satan’s path. If you want to try something different today please join me in prayer. Heavenly Father, help us to take the road less traveled today. Guide us in having a Jesus attitude instead of the one we so easily take. Guide us to that someone who is missing you in their lives and is stuck in their own suffering. In Jesus mighty name Amen!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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