Posted by: Larry Hoekman | January 21, 2017

Thoughts on 2017 — Rightfully Positioned!

Day 2654: Glad this is a weekend post as it is such an important aspect of Christianity!

Scripture:  When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.  Proverbs 11:2 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10  But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

Thoughts/questions: Most of God2me readers are not familiar with living out a specific role throughout their lives, nor have we experienced living in a caste system where one’s position at birth determines the direction and quality of their life.

Having an ‘all men are created equal’ mentality is so much better; however,  things like achievement, success, accomplishments, power and more can build within us a sense of pride. Yet within a caste system, there is a forced humility depending on one’s position.

God’s plan incorporates the best in both! Within our created equal mindset and goal setting mentality, we can still understand our rightful position! God is God; we are not! He is the potter; we are the clay! He is the King of kings and Lord of lords; we are His servants.

Knowing our position should keep us humble. It is God who blesses our lives with gifts and abilities as we partner with Him to fulfill His plan for us! When we daily recognize this truth, we will be rightfully positioned under the loving hand of the Almighty God!

Be humble – God will then give you grace and wisdom, plus lift you up at the proper time!

Suggested prayer: Almighty Sovereign Lord, I am nothing without You! Thank You for all You’ve given me and done for me . . .

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