Utter Humiliation

I recently read a quote from Oswald Chambers: “You must yield yourself in utter humiliation to the only one who can break the dominating power in your life, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

I think about humiliation all morning. I think of Christ’s own utter humiliation on the cross.

I consider how one of the dominating powers in our life relates to all we do to avoid utter humiliation. We don’t know how to live humble, humiliated lives. We do whatever it takes to avoid embarrassment, shame, and humiliation. But what if that means we’re arranging our whole life to keep up, to perform, to make a good show of having a great house, achievements, beauty, wealth, influence, or anything else that makes us feel good or better than others? Why not simply live in utter humiliation and find a different and more authentic way to live?

What freedom to admit our feeble attempts to be OK in this life. Just be humiliated. Don’t let the fear of humiliation have any more power over you. Jesus will take over and build a new, real life for you.

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