I am truly blessed to have some incredible friends. I have two friends that are very close to me. We have all been dealing with a mutual friend who is going through some personal issues.
One of my friends brought up the verse James 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” It really hit me. It is a directive. We are responsible to be humble. I am to humble myself.
I get so caught up in ‘doing.’ I get so caught up in making sure that I am doing a good job. And, I am consumed with making sure that I have a good reputation. I don’t think that this is completely wrong. But, I need to realize that my responsibility is to do a good job, and to humble myself. “He will life me up”
I think that in a culture that is consumed with placing a high value on your reputation, good or bad, I sometimes conform to believing that I have to play along.
As we were discussing our friends issues, we had commented at one point that it is a shame that this person is dealing with issues because he is so good at what he does. It struck me that all I have to do is be good at what I do. It is actually quite a relief. I just have to do a good job, and God will lift me up, honor me. God is so good!