“…I warn everyoneamong you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him…” © Rom 12:3, AMP italics and emphasis mine
The scripture above makes it clear that we ought to think highly of ourselves, just not more highly than our apportioned lot for arrogance aka superiority complex, pride, egotism and over-confidence have driven many to fail. Lucifer was doing alright until pride was seen in him…same goes with many people we know. Jesus was confident, not arrogant, He called Himself God publicly and foretold of His death and resurrection. Religious people of His time thought of Him to be arrogant and blasphemous, they sought to kill Him.
Some folks think that when they belittle themselves (I am nobody, I can do nothing, I am a worm, a lizard) will earn favour with God—Humility is seeing (believing and acting) in ourselves the way God sees us, no more and NO LESS. Beloved, when you know who you are and your assignment in life, don’t let any self appointed “guardian of people’s humility” scare you off…be bold and strong TO BE and DO what you are assigned by the almighty for you will one day give an account before God (not men).
“I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara
Tim J Kyara
Virtual Pastor www.virtualchurch.webs.com www.sermon.net/crcm (NEW)
Husband of 1, Father of many www.timiresnassociates.com (UC)
Teacher of the Word www.light2mypath.blogspot.com
Minister and Elder www.christianrevivalcentreministry.org
Educator/Writer www.centre4excellence.com www.c4eresourceshop.co.uk
PhD Research Student www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet