Taking the Stage Or Letting The Stage Invite You – Humility and Success

Once I heard this saying, “It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.” Funny, if you are being tongue and cheek, but not where we want to be in real life.

It is so easy to let pride spoil our attitudes and actions. We can become self centered and let jealousy creep in when we begin to feel our success comes directly from ourselves.

Pride is one reason some people become Divas. They believe the world revolves around their important self. They steal all of the conversations to promote themselves, they complain about judges or industry individuals who didn’t rave about their work, and they cut down those who are more successful than themselves.

The truth is that pride will build into your own destruction. God doesn’t honor pride and other people important to your success are turned off by its grip on your life.

James 4:6-10

New International Version (NIV)

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”[a]

Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

Come near to God and he will come near to you. 

Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

God loves a humble heart. He lifts up those who put Him first, others second, and ourselves last. He has given us the dreams of our heart, by humble ourselves before Him and trusting Him to bring about the best for us we have gained God’s favor.

 

What Bible Verses or songs about humbleness do you enjoy?

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About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

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