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The Right Mindset Brings Life (SOAP)

The Right Mindset Brings Life

Scripture

“True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
http://bible.com/116/pro.22.4.nlt

Observation

I use to think humility was seeing yourself as less than everyone else. I thought that the only way to be truly humble was to truly think you were no good. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Henry Cloud says that humility is not seeing yourself as less than you are. It is seeing yourself AS you are with both strengths and weaknesses. Humility is simply having an honest view of who you are. The Bible says that having this realistic view of who you are leads to riches, honor, and long life. That makes a lot of sense because when we take an honest look at ourselves, we can find all of the above:
-We have value.
-We are all great at something.
-We are not perfect yet and so need to give grace to others just like us.
-We need other people in our lives. No one can thrive for long as an island.
-Someone things we just are never going to be good at so let others excell in those areas and cheer them on.

Application

Today I will realize I have worth and limitations and both are good to know. Both can be celebrated for their on reasons. We are all a “work-in-progress.”

Prayer

Help me see my life for its possibilities not limitations.

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