I knew as soon as I read through the chapter titles, that chapter 9 was my gold mine. Let me begin by confessing that I struggle with pride. I like to hear that I have done a good job and I am the first one to begin believing the hype. So a humility chapter was a great open door to hear from the Lord.
I really appreciate the incorporation of scripture throughout this book and I was moved by the prayer at the conclusion of this chapter as much as the rest of the content.
Here are the things the Lord really used in this chapter to remind me that my life is to make HIM FAMOUS and make HIM KNOWN:
* It takes intentionality to guard your heart in this world. We must constantly bring ourselves before the One whose very nature is humility. Philippians 2:5-6
*”Much of the information on the internet isn’t so much about facts and data as it about people’s hearts and passions.” Not too long ago someone shared with me that the struggle of being on Facebook was that it seemed everyone around her were friends with one another, while she felt so alone. My first response was, “Man you are super sensitive.” (Probably because of the afore mentioned struggle with pride) My later response was, “Look how I missed an opportunity to meet a need that was being expressed.”
*Being present for people is one of the greatest things we can do to show love and compassion. It also struck me in the chapter that a non acknowledged post or comment is equivalent to a dropped call. What a great reminder that a little goes a long way. Remember to say thank you!
Questions to Consider:
- What is your motivation behind posting that picture, that blog, or that comment? Do you check your own self promotion factor before hitting send?
- When are you most tempted to let pride rule your online presence?
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