Being unique as an individual has caused many to become proud and self-absorbed. They feel special and outstanding they want everyone else to roll out the red carpet before them. We see many get puffed up because they are blessed and different. They realise the grace of God in their lives and feel everyone else should revolve around them. This was the same in the case of Joseph. His father loved him and gave him a multi-coloured jumper which went along well with his prophetic insight and calling. Before you knew it, the young man was expecting the sun, moon and stars to bow down before him. This obviously landed him in the pit, almost losing his life. If Joseph had been a little more humble, he would have avoided lots of pain.
Ehud was a left handed assassin that concealed his weapon until the perfect time to kill king Eglon. He went through security, humbled himself before a worthless leader while armed with a capable weapon till the right time. His humility ensured he killed Eglon without a scuffle, walked out of the palace whistling a tune that fooled everyone. It took hours before the secret service realised their president was dead. By then Ehud was long gone. Without that humility Ehud would have killed the king and been killed as well. Left handed leaders must be humble and subtle in order to be of effect. Refuse to get puffed up because of your unique gifts. Keep your weapon concealed until the right time.
SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 37:1-11 Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Oh Lord, teach me to be humble as I minister. I believe that your grace is sufficient for me in this walk. Amen