Reflections From The Bible And Life

The Desire To Be Great

The passages on Mark 10:32-45 speaks of Jesus teaching us what greatness in His kingdom really is. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Jesus taught us to translate our desires for greatness into actions of humility. He taught us to translate our desire to be significant into a decision to serve.

Humility is the core of any strong relationship. We cannot have good and growing relationships if we are not humble, because we won’t have the time to focus on others when we are too busy focusing on ourselves. One cannot carry a load when he has his hands full. Humility develops relationships. Selfishness erodes relationships.

Imagine a boyfriend/girlfriend who always takes time to do his own thing and being concerned with his/her own happiness and never even thinks about his/her partner. It’s only about time that the partner will soon become tired and grow out of that relationship, simply because there is no love in it. Likewise you wouldn’t want to ask for advises from somebody who is cocky and knows little about real relationships. you would tend to befriend somebody who is down-to-earth and nice to be with.

Humility makes for great relationships in the following life challenges: our ambitions, our need to be noticed, our tendency to compare, and our relationship with God.

Is there some way our concept of humility need to change?

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