2018 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBITS. WEEK 9. STOP ANNOUNCING YOURSELF.

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It is natural for every human being to desire recognition. Something in us crave it. And smart people around us who know this, often times exploit this to get away with stuff! So, we all have the need to be accorded respect. Psychologists have a word for it – AFFIRMATION. It happens in families, in business relationships etc. So, this of itself, it is not a bad thing.

But have you noticed how it is nowadays, that some folk do not even wait for people to accord them recognition? No. They frontally do it themselves. I am sure you have heard things like, “Do you know who I am?”, “Even if I have to mention it myself, God used me to do so and so…”? I have heard it said somewhere, that it is a Nigerian thing – everyone is a bossman. But I have seen it happen with non-Nigerians too; so it got me thinking. And I discovered something.

It has to do with the greatest enemy of man. No, not the devil, sorry. It is that thing called EGO. Some call it pride. Whatever appellation we give it, it is our greatest enemy. Why? Because any one of us who cannot confront and tame it is already in a losing battle of life? Why?

Because it is the Almighty God Himself who fights such people. Remember what I shared with you in Week 10 about He being a jealous God? OK. This is how it works. So, you desire recognition, and you go out of your way to ‘pluck’ it from the mouth of others, or just ‘megaphone’ the thing yourself, what you are doing in essence is to place yourself in God’s stead.

My father in the Lord reminded us one of Jesus’ truths in a unique way many years ago. The gist of it is this – when you get anywhere, whether invited or not, seat far from the place of honor. How wonderful, and in the sight of many it would be if you are then invited over to the front! Conversely, how ego-busting it would be, if after settling in front, you are asked to please vacate for another more honorable? Getting my drift?

If you are worthy of honor, trust me, it will come. At a time most beneficial to you. Ask Brother Mordecai! My dear friend, do yourself a favor, stop announcing yourself or your worth. Leave that job to others.

Now, go ahead and shine this week. You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

February 27th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

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