Humble yourself to rise high
Men often believe they have to have all the answers and look weak if they ask for help.
"That lacks humility", warns Alex Morgan.
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time," (1 Peter 5:6).
"The words Peter used to sign off on his first letter are important, and useful to us men today.
"Humble yourselves. Throughout Scripture, we are reminded that we are supposed to be a people who are humble. That in our family life, work-life and church life, we are supposed to walk in humility. Called to be men who put others first."
"Humility is the true key to success,” says American basketball coach Rick Pitino. "Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and over-indulge in the fruits of success. Humility halts this self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success."
"Christian men are called to put others before ourselves, knowing that in our humility we should share the glory with others around us", says Alex
"We are called to be men who listen. My wife often tells me she doesn’t need someone to fix her problems so much as someone who will listen.
"Other times she will say “You’re not really listening!” as I gaze at a screen.
"We need to be men who truly and actively listen to those around us. Humility involves the ability to listen to others – their ideas might be better than ours.
"We are called to be men who have an abundance mentality.
"In church, we often refer to this as a ‘kingdom mentality’. The mentality that says there is enough for everyone.
"We aren’t called to be men who build our own kingdoms but to be those who build His. And we are not in competition with each other because the end goal is the same.
"We are called to be men who ask for help. 'Don’t be afraid to ask questions and for help when you need it. I do that every day,' says former US President Barack Obama.
"Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.
"As men, one of the hardest things, at times, is to ask for help.
"But it is one of the most precious things, and extremely important before it is too late.
"It is in those moments of asking that we discover that God begins to lift the burdens off our shoulders.
"Let us be MPower men, who are humble in the way we walk."
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