Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 3 of The End of Me with four ideas he has found helpful in enabling us to take ownership of our humility.
1. To humble myself, I voluntarily confess sin. Pastor Idleman states God promises to exalt those who, like the tax collector, voluntarily confess their sins. If we confess because we’ve been caught or confronted, we may be humbled. But we are not humbling ourselves.
2. To humble myself, I give sacrificially and anonymously. Kyle states sacrificial giving is a “real way of saying the kingdom of God is more important than me.”
3. To humble myself, I treat others better than myself. In today’s society, we’re taught to rely on ourselves and look out for numero uno. The apostle Paul turns this philosophy on its ear in Philippians 2:3- “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.”
4. To humble myself, I ask for help. Kyle emphasizes that every time he humbles himself and asks for help, that act opens a new door to some type of blessing.
Pastor Idleman concludes there is a vast frontier of strategies out there for humbling ourselves:
“Everywhere you look, every situation you’re in, is a laboratory for self-humbling, an opportunity to exalt Christ and put pride on the cross. You can boldly- or humbly- go where no one has gone before.”
Today’s question: Which of Kyle’s four ideas resonate most with you? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “False advertising”