I often read Pastor Mark’s blog from Mars Hill and came across a recent post titled, 7 things you should know about pride and humility – which I read. One of the things stuck out to me and thought I would share it:
Pride is about my glory, humility is about God’s glory.
I often recite the idea that once you know who you are, you’ll know what to do. This relates to everything we do and this thought from Pastor Mark is very fitting. When we settle within before we act who will get the glory, it settles everything. From not only what we do, but how we do it.
Resolve to give God the glory, and you’ll know the answer to the vast majority of the decisions in your life. What you do, why you do it, how you do it, when you do it—humility considers every decision by asking, “Who gets the glory?”
I love this and especially love how clear God’s Word is on the issue of pride and humility. In James 4:6 the bible says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” In all occasions, it can be difficult to naturally take on a spirit of humility and give glory to God, however we know that in those occasions God’s grace is upon us when we do.
Try and take on a spirit of humility today and ask the question, “Who gets the glory?”