Introduction by Heather J. Kirk: At one time – for a long time – I was definitely a ‘know it all’. I still know a lot 🙂 , but the attitude is different. A painful humbling brought about by my own choices was used (anyway), for good … by God, to give me a compassion and empathy I did not fully know or express previously. I am now better able to serve God and His people with a humble heart (most of the time, lol!) and withholding of judgement (again, most of the time…).
It is best to take that spirit of pride, perfection, and “I’m gonna set everybody straight,” to God and let Him humble us…with our blessing, Otherwise, the humbling of the world is truly painful! Even humbling by God has its difficult and painful moments, but at least when we invite Him into the process, we know that our best interest, His love, and ‘to God be the glory’ are mixed into the equation.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,
that He may exalt you at the proper time,” I Peter 5:6 (NAS)
Thanks to Alicia Neal and Traveling Light Women’s Ministry for allowing me to share your deeply valuable lesson of growth and maturity, “The Know it all Generation.” Please visit her site and have a read!