The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Perfect Humility

“Pride is concerned about who is right.  Humility is concerned about what is right.” - Ezra Taft Benson

Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. - Ecclesiastes 7:20

Abase: “behave in a way so as to belittle or degrade” - New Oxford American Dictionary

You are not humble.  Neither am I.  Those are harsh and striking words.  But they’re essential to realize in order to approach a greater humility in our lives.  Did you ever do the experiment in school where you stood a certain distance from an object, then step by step approached that object by one half the distance at a time?  If you started six feet away, your first step would be three, then one and a half, then nine inches and so on.  Pretty quickly it became clear that you could never reach the goal by going just halfway at a time.  That fact is, you could have never reached the goal by going two thirds of the way, or even 99 percent of the way.  At some point in every journey, to reach our goal, we have to go all the way.  That’s true on a trip across town and it’s true in a journey of heart.  Humility is a destination just like anywhere else.  It’s something, somewhere, to be reached and traveled towards.  But we’ll never get there on our own.  And that’s ok.  What’s important is the journey.  However, what’s most important is the guide.  There will be a day when all humility will be a virtue we can have.  However, it takes an expert partner.  Someone to show the way.  It takes Jesus.  In our lives here on earth, we can never take anything more than a fractional step.  So while we may become the most humble person that has ever lived, we can never be fully humble.  That sounds discouraging, I know.  However, it can be uplifting when we realize that it’s not about us.  It’s about Jesus.  It always has been and always will be.  Because it’s through His humiliated righteousness on the Cross that He gives us the opportunity to take that full and final step towards perfection in heaven.  A place where we’ll be both perfected and humbled to completion.  Isn’t it funny that true humility can only come with true perfection?  Look in the mirror, take a look inside your heart.  Are you perfect?  Is there a blemish on your skin.  Is there a negative thought in your heart?  This may sound like a funny conclusion, but if so, if there is any imperfection in you, there’s no way that you’re truly humble.  

Daily Journaling Questions:
How did I help someone in kindness today?
What did I learn today?
What am I thankful for?
Who did I love today?
What am I dreaming of?
What about today do I want to remember forever?
What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,


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