Look into the Mirror of Humility

Pastor, author and teacher, Chip Ingram said, “I know for me, going back to the person I’ve bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn’t it interesting that ‘humiliating’ has the same root word as ‘humility?’ Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn’t feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it’s not easy.”

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

– Philippians 2:3 NIV

Have you ever felt just a bit too high and mighty, or thought yourself just a little bit better than someone else? The Apostle Paul cautions us to “do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.” Instead, we’re encouraged to value others above ourselves.

Humility isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a pathway to a more authentic, Christ-centered life.

Think of it as looking into a humble mirror—a reflection that shows not just your face but your heart as well. What would you see if you did that today? Would you be reminded of the hard work of a colleague who helped you succeed? Perhaps you’d feel prompted to take a step back to let someone else shine. It could even be as simple as listening more and talking less, to create a space for others to be heard.

This is your moment to recalibrate your heart. You’re not alone; we’re all learning to navigate the balance between self-assurance and humility.

Today’s One Thing

Pray: “Lord, help me to see myself through Your humble mirror. Show me where I’ve let arrogance creep in and guide me toward a heart of humility. Teach me to value others above myself, just as You have done for me. Amen.”

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