This experience really showed me God’s power and the fact that humility brings healing answers. To be humble is to acknowledge that only the divine power reigns, as the Bible says, “Trust in the Lord . . . . In all thy ways acknowledge him” (Proverbs 3:5, 6), and “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”
Humility–fertile ground for healing and harmony
By Benoît Fauchon
I trusted that God would place me where I could be useful.
Reprinted from the Christian Science Sentinel
How is it possible for humility to be so powerful?
Webster’s Dictionary uses terms such as “modest,” “not proud,” and “unpretentious” to define humble. In Christianity humility is seen as a virtue. In fact, to be humble is to abandon one’s own sense of ego and personal ability and to let God take control. As a popular bumper sticker says, “If God is your copilot, swap seats!” Letting God act, without a “yes, but” is what brings healing and harmonious resolution of challenges. I had proof of this a few years ago.
Over the years, this experience of humility has been very helpful and has stayed with me. It has, for example, guided me throughout my professional life, where I have been able to demonstrate talents that are appreciated by all my co-workers, my superiors, and even the competition. As sales manager for various companies where I’ve worked, I have very often prayed to see that God takes the correct seat, the pilot’s seat so to speak, and guides me to the right decision. In a highly competitive environment, it can be easy to let oneself drift either into discouragement or toward unethical methods to stay ahead.
Thinking back to my military service experience made it possible for me to know that everyone has his or her place in the professional world, but not at the expense of others. I also learned to be a “good sport” when losing business to the competition, accepting that someone else had been better in a particular case.
In my profession now (which is a fairly small world) my name is associated with competence, fairness, trust, and success. Once again, this success is not mine; it is simply the manifestation of divine qualities that are expressed as a result of humility and of the recognition that it is God who acts because it is God who is at the helm.
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