Double minded

For many years I thought I could divide my life into two separate portions: a religious part, during which I devoted myself to God, and a work-life portion, in which I had to engage with the world on its terms in order to be successful. That is a great lie.  It is easy to be humble during prayer and scripture study and (for the most) at Church.  It is hard to be humble at work where without an assertive, self-promotional approach it becomes very difficult to stand out and be noticed so you can move up in the corporate hierarchy.  What’s hard is to be humble all the time, particularly when it is regarded by our culture as deficit.  It’s staying meek and humble in the face of persecution (or even sometimes harder simply being ignored) that proves one a true disciple of Christ.  Particularly when the persecution comes from within your own family, ward, etc.

“Some were lifted up in pride, and others were exceedingly humble; some did return railing for railing, while others would receive railing and persecution and all manner of afflictions, and would not turn and revile again, but were humble and penitent before God.” (3 Nephi 6:13)

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