He not only told me it is okay to be me. He told me He wants me to be me. After all, me is who He created me to be. He didn't create me to be you, or anyone else, not a single other person on this earth, not anybody but me. And then it came to me. Learning to walk free from the horrible sin of pride means I get to become okay with merely being humble me. And it makes me wonder.
Just suppose we all decided to take a go at repenting of our pride and getting rid of our pretenses and false exteriors and did our very best to become a world of just-humbly-me's? Not me, I mean. But suppose we all decided to do everything possible to be the people God created us to be, no matter how different we looked or sounded or acted or thought or felt than everybody else.
And I can't think of a better place to begin than to seek the Lord's face and His Word to help us become the humbly-me's He created us to be. A whole big bunch of humbly-me's.
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." James 4:7-10