19/49: Humility in Beauty

Friday

Ephesians 4:2-4 (TPT) With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.  (3)  Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace,  (4)  being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.

The humbled side of compassion is usually evident in displays of grateful service to others. Besides the benefits to another, it enriches your inner spirit by withdrawing your focus on yourself.

When challenged with people who test your patience, it does not have to be a battle, simply listen with the ears of your heart. You do not always have to be right, sometimes backing off can be the most humbled and compassionate thing you can do, even when they are wrong.

Ask yourself questions like this: Am I insistent on making my point? How well do I listen? Do I consider others when making decisions? Can I be harsh with people unfairly? When I help someone, is it on my terms or theirs?

Today – make it a point to observe how well you listen to others. Make it a point to help them exactly the way they asked, changing nothing.

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