How to Weaken Pride and Cultivate Humility

This is probably NOT the best time to promote my new book, Humility and How I Achieved It.  Seriously, humility is a constant struggle for those in leadership, yet an indispensable quality of true cross-bearers.  The following selection was immediately practical to me and I hope many of you can benefit from it as well.  By the way, read the book too! 

cjmahaney.jpgA List of Suggestions from Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney, pp. 171-172.

1. Reflect on the wonder of the cross of Christ.

As each day begins:
2. Begin your day by acknowledging your dependence upon God and your need for God.
3. Begin your day expressing gratefulness to God.
4. Practice the spiritual disciplines–prayer, study of God’s Word, worship.  Do this consistently each day and at the day’s outset, if possible.
5. Seize your commute time to memorize and meditate on Scripture.
6. Cast your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

As each day ends:
7. At the end of the day, transfer the glory to God.
8. Before going to sleep, receive this gift of sleep from God and acknowledge His purpose for sleep.

For special focus:
9. Study the attributes of God.
10. Study the doctrines of grace.
11. Study the doctrine of sin.
12. Play golf as much as possible.
13. Laugh often, and laugh often at yourself.

Throughout your days and weeks:
14. Identify evidences of grace in others.
15. Encourage and serve others each and every day.
16. Invite and pursue correction.
17. Respond humbly to trials.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Great ideas…thanks! I can really use this!


  2. Posted by Coral Castro on July 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Could anyone give me examples of Identifying evidences of grace and how to speak them to others? Thank you


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