Is this possible? Choice or not?

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It is in our relationships to one another, in our treatment of one another, that the true lowliness of mind and the humility of heart are to be seen.  Andrew Murray

I am reading about a topic that is not a very popular theme. I am not even sure it is ever really considered beyond a glimpse into Christ washing His disciple’s feet and possibly a brief look at relevant biblical passages. At least it is not a usual dinner table topic. Do we even want to ponder the subject? in this day and age of self-esteem, where “I” and “my rights” are so entrenched in this society?

As I am considering the subject of humility, I am also pondering whether humility is something we choose or is a real humility a heart issue, a transformation given only by God as we seek Him? Maybe the choice here is the choice to seek Him, maybe this is true humility; the choice to willingly surrender our wills…He does the rest. Best not think more than that…I might start thinking I have made it, that I understand humility….wrong!!! I’ve just demonstrated the opposite. What a proud assumption.

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2 Responses to Is this possible? Choice or not?

  1. Sheryl Emra says:

    The surrender is the most difficult part for me. I had a bad couple of days with my attitude. I finally just lost it Sunday night. I choose to do something I knew in my heart I had been asked not to do. I choose to talk to my son Paul about something my husband John had asked me not to do. In defiance I did it anyway. It took me until last night, because I was very miserable, to be willing to even talk to the Lord about it. Even then it was challenging because I was so angry. It wasn’t until I realized that I couldn’t connect with the Lord because of my anger that I surrendered in frustration. As I did the Lord showed me where my anger was coming from. As He showed me I was able to see how much He loved me. As a result I was brought to tears as I humbly asked my husband to forgive me for my attitude and actions. (my choices) Humility came as a direct result of my choice to surrender.

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