I titled this series almost on a whim, and afterwards I realized just how fitting this title is.
Because I am not good at humility.
I don't understand it well.
I need to learn humility for myself.
So for today, and the next 30 days of this month, that is what I'm going to be doing...learning about humility and sharing my learnings with you.
As I began to prepare my heart and mind for this journey, I realized something. It is impossible to look at humility without looking at it's opposite...pride. And really, pride is why I'm writing on this topic.
My whole life, almost all of my life's struggles, have in some way or another been characterized by pride. I believe that pride is the great sin, the great struggle behind most of the visible sins that we see.
In his famous book, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis said...
"Well now we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride...it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind."
Tomorrow I'll begin sharing some of my story: the story of my battle with pride. I chose humility as my word for 2015, and knew right away that I would be writing on it at some point. The time has come and I feel just as illequipt to write on humility now as I did in January. But maybe that's a good thing.
I've prayed over this series the past few weeks and I will continue to each day. I'm confident that God will teach and grow me through the next 30 days. The expectation isn't that I will come out of it perfectly humble; I am well aware that the battle against my pride will be lifelong. But I do hope to come away from this series with my eyes more on Jesus and less on myself.
The posts will be pulled straight from my studying of the Word of God. The goal is to learn what He has to say about pride and humility. I pray that these posts, born from my need for truth, can somehow challenge and bless you. Will you join me on this journey?