Phillipian 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Bill Wilson was a terrible alcoholic. He was in and out of sanitariums, unable to stop drinking. Once a brilliant stockbroker, he became a broken man. It wasn’t until God appeared to him when we was yet again drying out in a hospital, that he was able to remain sober. That whitelight visit changed Bill. He went on to give the world the 12 Steps of recovery, a spiritual “cure” for alcoholism, after that meeting with God.

One of the things Bill passed on to other alcoholics who wished to get sober and stay sober, was the concept of humility. It’s a concept that is in the Bible, many, many times. It is also a concept that neuroscientists confirm helps our brains (and hearts and souls).

What is this thing then, that can even help a drunk from picking up a drink? Humility is, quite simply, the surrendering of yourself to God, and taking the focus off of yourself and putting it onto others. Humility helps break the shackles that keep us in bondage to our egos.

God is very clear about humility. We are to value others above ourselves! Being humble may seem like we are putting ourselves in a weak position, but nothing could be further from the truth. Humility not only can help keep an alcoholic from drinking ( I know that it works as I am a recovered alcoholic) it can help you sleep at night, lower your anxiety, banish depression, give you a pep in your step and even help you increase your wealth!

Today, humble yourself before God. Surrender to His plan for your life. Turn the spotlight off of yourself. Focus on the needs of others and how to help them. See what good happens in your life because you have stopped thinking so much about yourself.

 

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