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HUMILITY! How many times do we forget ourselves?

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How many times do we forget ourselves in the heat of the debate and discussion or in the midst of gaining the accolades for the gifts of singing voices and the eloquent words we spill out over the world and forget where those gifts came from?

 

I just came to my senses when discussing a topic here and I wonder how many times other members have looked to the responses of others and the number of likes we get for the posts we make to fulfill some need within ourselves , instead of acknowledging where that skill came from?

 

How many of us in church have realized that we somtimes do things from the prase of others instead of glorifying God. How many times have any of us caught ourselves doing this?

 

I was doing just that a little while ago and I apologize to God for that insanity.

 

Thank you oh Lord for everything and all things. I am nothing without you. Praise to you in the highest.

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Now, I'm wondering if I should like your post - I don't want to stir up pride! :RpS_flapper:

 

This part of that battle against the flesh that we all face every moment of every day - the number of times I have to remind myself I don't preach for the praise of men!

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