As I get older, I realize I’m getting grumpier. Well, not like an old man you encounter in a nursing home. But I’ve noticed I’m not as kind as I used to be. Sounds like I’m a jerk but I’m really not. I’ve been prideful, no way to put it. I don’t trust people like I used to, Some days I don’t want to talk to others. I’d rather be in my ‘bubble’. Letting pride sweep in is very easy. And I’ve asked God to show me what doors am I opening for this to happen? It’s more than just a door that I’m opening. It’s been my attitude towards others.
I always have worship music on when I pray and sometimes I turn it off so that I may hear what He is speaking to me. The Lord spoke to me, “humbleness leads to kindness” in my prayer time last night. It’s like He knew what I was getting ready to ask Him, “Lord, can you make me kind towards others?”
In this day and age, it’s hard to be humble and kind. Especially waiting in line at a gas station when your in a hurry and the person in front is spending their salary on lottery tickets. Is this the attitude that He wants us to have? Of course not.
What does He require of us?
After the Lord whispered those words to me that “humbleness leads to kindness”, I was led to Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
What if we all lived out that verse?