Thursday, May 28, 2020

Three Ways God taught me humility

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things (Mark 6 vs. 34).”



I took the same class for ten years. Before you start asking yourself, how is that possible, allow me to explain. It was the kind of course that had a three-part final examination: the lab, written exam, and practical. The first time I took the test I failed all three parts, later I’d pass the lab but not the written or practical. Then I passed the written but not the practical or lab, and so on so forth. I came really close to dropping it until the professor, an incredibly kind and very patient man, spoke to me. He didn’t shame me about failing His class repeatedly instead He was encouraging. After talking to him I realized, some things you get delivered from others you’re delivered through. There was no avoiding this class, I’d have to pass it to move forward, I would need what I’d learn for where I would go next.

The Promise before the process . . .


As a young child, my dream was to be the brightest of stars. I imagined being the leading lady in wildly successful movies, TV shows, plays, and joining the elite club of E.G.O.T. (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, Grammy) recipients. I voiced this dream to very few people instead shared a more practical course, though I never truly tuned out the desires of my heart.