Thursday, August 12, 2010

Please Stand If You Are Humble

While at camp, I was asked to entertain the campers while the staff had a meeting. The camp dean came to me afterwards and asked if I was a teacher. I smiled but had a sense of pride from his comment. He liked what I had done with the kids.

God began to remind me of humility. He has spoken it to me several times over the past couple of weeks. I needed to turn my pride into praise to Him and thank Him for what He was doing through me.

The last day of camp, the Dean recognized the volunteers. He called them by position and thanked them. Bible Study leaders, cabin leaders, camp nurse, the music team, the craft lady....I know my position would be named too and I would stand and the kids would cheer wildly-cause what kid does not LOVE game time!?

After all of those were recognized, he announced that the next person had done more to make camp a success that week then anyone. I thought that was pretty strong to say but I would take the compliment. Then he said, "and that person is..." NOT ME! I could not help but sit and smile. God sure knows how to keep me humble! The Dean did not mention my position at all. I smiled with a little chuckle and thanked God for making humility so easy for me!


zzzzzzzzz said...

Thank you for your honesty. It is hard to be humble in a world that tells you to exalt yourself.

Dee said...

Mel, I love you and your family so much. You always know what to say and when to share it. I am so sorry that I didn't spend more time with you when you were here closer! My loss.