It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chapter 5, Page 21, Book 14

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. 

Rick Warren

Day 32 of 50:  Stay Humble

Eating Humble Pie:

Sometimes it is when we get rid of things that we put a little perspective into our lives.  When we’re humble we are not living in shame, we are not perfect, we are not powerless. 

Get rid of Shame.  Shame is not humility.  Shame will constantly hijack us.  It takes us off track.  If you feel like you failed, welcome to the family.  The important thing is that when you fail, you pick yourself up and start all over again.  We say we’re sorry and get on with it. Going forward with the help of the good Lord, anything is possible.

Get rid of perfectionism.  It’s a waste of time.  No one is perfect.  It’s an illusion.  Pride heads us to a fall.  We all have flaws.  Mistakes humble us into knowing we really don't know that much at all.  A mistake can be a gift, a gift of development, growth and change.

Get rid of powerlessness.  If we are not careful, we create a victim’s mentality.  We are not what others make us.  Every day life can exhaust us to the point of feeling like a victim of our circumstances.  Humility is not feeling powerless.  We have the means to fight the good fight of faith:  prayer and reading the scriptures.  We are not powerless.  In humility there is no fear.

Today I’m thankful for:

1685. for my faith, my family and my friends
1686.  for my health and that of those in my family too
1687. for just enough money to pay the bills

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. 

Fulton John Sheen


linda m said...

Good topic today. Blessings

betty said...

I like that eating humble pie; lots of good wisdom there. I do agree to let things go and not allow things to harbor bitterness or shame in us indeed!

Enjoy your day, Ma!


jack69 said...

Very good statement on perfectionism. You have it right, that is for sure.

Love from North Carolina, and we had a beautiful day...

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed your post and learned from it. It will be good to all if we are humble!


Appreciated the quote, "Get rid of powerlessness. If we are not careful, we create a victim’s mentality. We are not what others make us." So true.