Humble Yourself

If you have been trapped by what you said or ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself.  GO and HUMBLE YOURSELF to your neighbor and APOLOGIZE.  Allow no sleep to your eyes.  Free yourself like a bird from the snare of the fowler”  (Proverbs 6:3-4).  This advice from the Scripture is as relevant today as it was 3000 years ago!  How different our lives would often be if we simply followed this maxim.  Notice the urgency.  Allow no sleep!  Don’t wait!  Notice the condition.  Humble yourself!  Get off your high horse!  Notice the result.  This sets me free!  I have changed my future!  Notice the relationship.  New terms with my neighbor!  Second chance with my coworker or friend or family!  New beginning with GOD!  A simple, sincere apology.


See the Unseen

Certain professions carry with them a contingency.  They are “on call.”  Many of these have equipment which they need to have READY.  It may be clothes, tools, weapons, beepers or specialized equipment.  They have their things packed…ready for immediate access and deployment.  NOTHING must be allowed to interfere with their readiness and availability.  They never know when they will need it, but they are certain that they will need it.  Therefore, its readiness must be guarded.  When the call comes, that suitcase or trunk or equipment may be their only lifeline.  Their salvation.  Think of SWAT teams, SEAL teams, law enforcement, emergency personnel, fire fighters, Coast Guard, electrical linemen.  Lifeboats on a ship.  Fire extinguishers in an office.  Emergency wash rooms in a lab.  Etc.



What MOTIVATES or ENABLES such an attitude, such preparation, such readiness?


A person in this position has to see the unseen