Sometimes we fall in the fire, we succumb to temptation, and criticize when instead we should uplift. Focus on the next victory, rather than the hot fire under your feet. Even if you fall into the category of being the person for whom extra grace is required, or if you have a whole address book full of people who need some extra grace -- and who of us does not -- keep in mind that our God is always lavish in his grace, in his power.
Now go. Pick up the ball, keep playing, and show your audience the power of God within you. People love a guy who rises from the ashes.
Philippians 2:3 is a great verse. It is a reminder to share God's love for others. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Some of us suffer with too much pride, and some of us suffer with too much humility. Just because you can serve someone does not mean you need to think too little of yourself. YOU ARE AMAZING. You are the only you. You are spectacular, a vision designed by the hand of the Almighty Creator with unique, important, necessary talents and gifts. Hold yourself upright, while at the same time believing in others. Maybe you can consider another phrasing of the verse -- like, consider others' needs as highly important. A princess is still a princess, even when she cleans up spilled milk. Act in love toward others, while loving yourself. Humility is Love, willing to put on work gloves and an apron.
And we journey onward, rising above the fire!
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