God ain’t done with me yet nor is He done with you! Jesus promised to finish what He started (Phil 1:6). In fact from a big picture standpoint God already sees us perfectly complete in Christ (Col 3:3). However, this spiritual assurance shouldn’t stop us from evaluating our earthly behaviors. I am at times selfish, stubborn, controlling, inpatient, argumentative, and prideful. If you are honest with yourself too, you’ll see that I am not alone in my self-assessment. At the center of my transparency is humility. I’ve learned that in order to come to Christ as a sinner, I must come in humility. Why? Well, Jesus was not ashamed to humble Himself as a servant (John 13:1-16), even to death on the cross (Philippians 2:8). In His humility, He was always obedient to the Father and so should humble Christians be willing to put aside all selfishness, arrogance, pride, etc and submit in obedience to God and His Word. True humility produces godliness, contentment, and security. God has promised to give grace to the humble, while He opposes the proud (Proverbs 3:34; 1 Peter 5:5). Therefore, we must confess and put away all things that is converses with God’s will, plan and purpose for our lives. No, I am not ashamed to stand with Paul and view myself as he did himself; the “least of the apostles” and the “chief of sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:9).

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