Walk This Way - In Humility

Bill Morel
The verse in Ephesians 4 that Matt discussed is one that always gets me. Every time I read or hear it, I’m reminded of how often I fail to walk in a manner worthy of my calling. That said, I know that tugging at my heart does not mean that my salvation isn’t real. That tugging at my heart is exactly like Matt said, greater proof that my salvation is secure because that is not who I am anymore.
Like Paul says in Romans 7, I do what I don’t want to do and I don’t do what I want to do. As we go through our lives in this world, we are constantly being attacked by the lies of the enemy. We can get sucked into false humility rooted in our pride or thinking less of ourselves. Like Matt said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself because you think more of other people.” Those are tools of the enemy to keep our focus on the things of this world. His main goal is to keep us from walking in a manner worthy of our calling so others aren’t drawn to Christ through our lives. We do not have to put on all the things of the world. We can put on the things of Christ which are already in us. We can put on patience, kindness, humility, and gentleness.
I loved the illustration that if all we are putting into our mind is noise from the world, that is what will come out in our daily lives. However, if we are spending time in the Word and prayer renewing our minds so that our daily consciousness is centered on the things of God, then the result will be us walking in a manner worthy of our calling. As believers, we are in Christ, and we have the same humble and gentle heart in us. So, all we have to do is be humble enough to realize it’s not about us. It’s about the power of Christ in us.

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