Hype is a mask that humility never wears

Humility consistently aligns with truth. It doesn’t try to twist it, embellish it, or hide it.

Humility thinks outside the lens of self-focus. It sees beyond the box of self-interest.

Hype is a mask that humility never wears. Humility is aware that any self-hype is a dangerous type of deception that sucks honesty down the pipe of pride.

Humility doesn’t live in spin, attempting to create a favorable image of itself. Its honesty is heroic. Humility under promises and overdelivers. All hype and no humility keeps the truth away. Humility has no hype.

Humility freely embraces being “poor in spirit” as the blessing that Jesus declared it to be in the Beatitudes. It denies self in order to seek God’s kingdom and submit to His authority.

Like Paul of Tarsus, humility openly says and believes, “O wretched man that I am,” and “I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no go thing,” and “Consider others better than yourself.” Humility is willing to band together with other Christ-followers in the openness and brokenness of ekklesia under the direct orchestration and leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Christianity that fits nicely within your comfort zone is counterfeit. The nominal Christian life requires no effort or humility.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to Hype is a mask that humility never wears

  1. Marcus Hurst says:

    Reblogged this on Marcus Hurst.

  2. Marcus Hurst says:

    You really scratch what itches there, Steve.
    Would you want to be a guest blogger on my site at http://www.marcushurstauthor.com? I’d love to get in email contact with you and get to know you better. Drop a comment on the contact page of my site if you want to chat.

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