I can’t find ME in Humility!

You’ve emptied me in a new way, Lord. I don’t know what to think of Your activity this time. Am I okay? What are You doing? Can I trust You with a completely new thing?

I know I can, I just know at the same time that I don’t want to! I want You to be more understandable, nicely fitting into what I was already was hoping for. AGGH! This is hard. Waiting on You must become waiting for You. Am I really so far off from that?

I like to believe that I’m okay and You like to show me just how un-okay I am. You’re humbling me in ways I never expected. Most of my inclination is to just plead with You to stop. Somehow You hold onto my spirit, causing it to still blossom in Your presence.

I want a life that is far more happy than this. A humble heart does not seem to be worth all this! I want ease, not accountability. Popularity, not purity. Besides I can’t even see any fruits from this. If You’re going to do such a holiness-motivated work the least You could do would be to impress me with the great measure of reward I will receive from it.

But that would that really be part of humbling me successfully? Isn’t the point here for me to see my emptiness and the unreasonableness of my pride? How can that be accomplished if pride and its demands are yet acknowledged and shown great respect by Your Spirit? How can I expect my spirit and flesh to thrive at once?

6 thoughts on “I can’t find ME in Humility!

  1. I totally relate. What you refer to as “spiritual anxiety” in your blog has ruled me this year. God took me into a place of ruin five years ago, and now He’s tearing out the last pieces of flesh. I remember pleading with him, “What will remain of use? What bit of Anthony will identify me as a person?!?”

    Truth is, He seems to be okay with emptying it all: allowing Him to be my only inheritance and identity. My brothers and sisters are those who share that identity. My future wife must reflect Him more than the women of this world. Crazy high standard? Only if we try to do it ourselves.

    I’m praying for you, and I empathize with everything I see here. I’m learning that I’ve never had faith. I’ve had courage, but never hoped in things unseen. But we need that level of faith. That’s what I’ll be praying for you and I, along with the remnant army He has scattered all over this world. We’re not alone in this, even when we feel that we are. We are not worse for the ruining and humiliation. We are becoming His likeness through a work of the consecration this world hasn’t seen in ages. Be blessed.

  2. Hi Elaine
    I have been checking in, but I haven’t seen you in a while. Praying all is well.

    Do surface when you have a moment… You are greatly missed.

    Blessings
    ann

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