I hold on tightly to my stuff. After all, it’s mine, right?
My possessions. My talents. My loved ones.
Mine, mine, mine.
I sound like a two-year-old, and my grip is just as tight.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourself” (Philippians 2:3).
Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition – that’s out of my own goal or purpose, right?
Do NOTHING out of vain conceit – that’s futile self-importance, isn’t it?
So I’m called to do everything out of the opposite of those. Out of humility.
And just how do I accomplish that?
With 3 Open Truths:
- Have an open heart. A heart that’s gaping, exposed to the things of God, to what He is saying.
- Have an open mind. I need to be open to changing my mind about my pile of stuff – and all those other things I call “mine.”
- Have an open hand. I have to be ready to let go, to open up that fist and use whatever’s clenched there for good in someone else’s life.
May I live those three open truths today.Linking up today with Michelle at Graceful for Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday.