This weekend, many of you will be serving at church. It may go fantastically – but it may not. You might irritate someone by something you say, do, or don’t do. Their judgement of you may be overly harsh (in your opinion) – or they may actually be right. Either way, get over yourself. I’ll let A.W. Tozer, a wiser man than I, explain why:

“Let us examine our burden. It is altogether an interior one. It attacks the heart and the mind and reaches the body only from within…the burden of pride. The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol. How then can you hope to have inward peace? The heart’s fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest. Continue this fight through the years and the burden will become intolerable. Yet the sons of earth are carrying this burden continually, challenging every word spoken against them, cringing under every criticism, smarting under each fancied slight, tossing sleepless if another is preferred before them.

Such a burden as this is not necessary to bear. Jesus calls us to His rest, and meekness is His method…”

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