What’s the great lesson for my life? How to be humble. It seems most of my life I’ve struggled with pride. Sometimes it doesn’t look like pride. Am I good enough, am I better than, am I successful, how will others view this? Why should those things matter? Can’t I just be who I am and where I am?
Recently, God gave me a gift during chapel. We were reminded that coming to language school is a very humbling experience. We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t leaders and “successful” back home. Others wouldn’t entrust their finances to us if we weren’t people that are capable.
Yet here, we have no titles. We aren’t what we do – we are who we are. We suddenly can only communicate on the level of a toddler. Now we are one of the least and very powerless.
I remember learning in Al-Anon that everything in life is either a gift or a lesson. So what’s the gift, because I’ve had enough lessons – thank you. I am who God made me. I am not what I do or what I know. God desires to use me because of my faults and challenges not in spite of them. When I can do these things on my own, who is glorified?