Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”* says the Lord.
As my pastor read the above verses this morning I realized something about myself. Well I already knew this but I thought about it in light of humility. I am a very public figure in my church due to my position on staff as well as my volunteerism. Meaning, I am at nearly every function for one reason or another. So due to that fact I am very visible. Which can often feed my ego when it shouldn’t. I also tend to be like a peacock when I am nervous or wanting to impress others. I get louder and more visible. It’s one of those qualities about myself that I dislike very much. I want to be someone who serves quietly. Serving God. Granted I have to be visible based on my position but that doesn’t mean I have to have an attitude of being visible. I want people to not notice me. I want to serve quietly in humility for Gods eyes only.
I will be working towards this. Praying for God to help me be more aware when I am visible for the wrong reasons or getting too puffed up over my positionings.