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Humility Costs Less but Pays Much

In most religious teachings, including my faith Christianity, we are often admonished to be humble, to be meek; to develop the child like attitude when dealing with others. I have discovered that while many of us talk about being humble, we find it really difficult to practice it.

Everyone wants to be heard and seen, the society labels you as a coward; sometimes foolish, if you give up the need to be right, and be kind. Or when you bring yourself low enough to reach out to others.

But I have discovered that humility is a very important ingredient in the recipe for greatness, as all truly great people who have walked this earth were considered as being extremely humble.

Recently I stumbled upon a text taken from the ancient Chinese classic “36 Strategies” in which it was written, “Pretend to be a pig in order to eat the tiger.”

“According to this concept, when the Asian hunter is ready to hunt the tiger, he will sit and contemplate the easiest way to bag a tiger. The conclusion he reaches is that he will make himself the bait for the tiger. He dresses in pig’s clothing and waits in the woods. The tiger will come close, thinking this pig will make a delicious lunch. When the tiger is so close the hunter cannot miss, he will shoot the tiger.” Continue reading Humility Costs Less but Pays Much

A Message Of Hope

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My child, I have a message for you today. Let me whisper it in your ear so any storm clouds that may arise will shine with glory, and the rough places you may have to walk will be made smooth. It is only four words, but let them sink into your inner being, and use them as a pillow to rest your weary head.“This is my doing.”

Have you ever realized that whatever concerns you concerns Me too? “For whoever touches you touches the apple of [my] eye”(Zech.2:8).“You are precious and honored in my sight” (Isa. 43:4).Therefore it is My special delight to teach you.

I want you to learn when temptations attack you, and the enemy comes in “like a pent-up flood” (Isa.59:19),that “this is my doing” and that your weakness needs My strength, and your safety lies in letting Me fight for you.

Are you in difficult circumstances, surrounded by people who do not understand you, never ask your opinion, and always push you aside? “This is my doing.” I am the God of circumstances. You did not come to this place by accident—you are exactly where I meant for you to be.

Have you not asked Me to make you humble? Then see that I have placed you in the perfect school where this lesson is taught. Your circumstances and the people around you are only being used to accomplish My will. Continue reading A Message Of Hope