And here is the definition of humble...
adjective [hum·bler, hum·blest.]
1. not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.
2. having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc.: In the presence of so many world-famous writers I felt very humble.
3. low in rank, importance, status, quality, etc.; lowly: of humble origin; a humble home.
Now the definition kind of gets to me...it's basically telling me to think lower of myself....and I KNOW that is not what God wants for me....he wants me to think highly of myself. He wants me to know that I am righteous, and highly favored... IN HIM!!!!!!!!! Not in and of myself!
I look at humbling as a form of gratitude towards Christ. Thanking Him for all I have and all He has done for me and most importantly standing up and saying "without you Lord...I would be nothing"
I think you can individually humble yourself in your own way for your own reasons. But having a humbled heart is something I long for and something I want to be so conscious of in this life. I want to humble myself when terrible things happen such as the tornados in Nebraska recently or when someone you know is going through something traggic. I remember when we were going through everything with Luke I tried to keep myself humble by reminding myself that it could be worse while still allowing myself the pity party I so rightly deserved in that moment. It was a MAJOR, SCARY, and AWFUL thing we had to go through...but what about having a humble heart when all three of my kids don't nap at the same time??? Maybe I need to humble myself by saying...at least I have kids right!?! Well today I am so humbled that I have children and that the good Lord has not just blessed me with one but three healthy and beautiful little boys. I am humbled before Him that He would intrust me to raise them and train them in the godly way He created them to be. I am in awe that He thinks I am good enough and that I messure up enough to care for these three people that in my eyes deserve every single desire they could ever possibly imagine.
I know I'll have moments like I have had in the past where I feel frustrated over what I DON'T have or what ISN'T going right but from today on I am going to try to daily COMPLETLEY humble myself before The Lord because I know then HE will lift me up and I will praise him for what I DO have and for what IS!!!! I love looking at my living room wall and counting our 1,2,3 biggest blessings...Today I am so humbled by being a mommy and for these three special boys