2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Dads, your family need you to lead them by an example of what a Godly man looks like in today’s world. What they do not need is an egomaniac that lashes out at people, barks orders and demands the respect he has not earned.
When I was writing this article the title “Be Humble or Be Humbled” was the easiest part of the project. We seem to be a world of “look-at-me’s” on social media, as we want people to reinforce our self-esteem and insecurities. I see and hear men shouting at the moon with their opinions and destroying their testimonies daily online. They state how much they love God and other people in one post and spend the next 10 saying the meanest things they can think of saying.
1 John 4:20 — “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.”
If you conduct yourself like a fool online or in-person in the name of God, how do you think your family views you as an example of Christ? What do you think God thinks of someone who is actively hating people in his name? If God loved sinners enough to send His only son to die for our sins, then I think we may need to rethink how we conduct ourselves to others.
Our verse tells us to humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS….then He will hear from heaven and will forgive our sins and heal our land.
If there was ever a time our world needs God’s healing, it’s now. I would challenge each man reading this to begin to humble yourself in God’s eyes and become more like him in our thoughts, actions, and speech.
If it means getting off social media until you can learn how to communicate with people, then delete your account right now.
If it means spending less time talking about religion and politics to others, then do so as of right now.
Your children are watching you, and how you conduct yourself and many times, they are looking to you to be a reflection of Christ in their lives. Are you teaching your children to be humble as Christ humbled himself unto the point of death on a cross for our sins? Or are you teaching them to be one way at church or online and another way at home?
Your children thrive on consistency when it comes to parenting, and God wants us to be consistent when it comes to reflecting him.
There is a time for boldness, and there is a time to be humble. If it’s been some time since you’ve read through God’s Holy Bible, begin today and once you finish, spend some time reflecting on how God wants to use you for His Glory.