Sometimes, we think we know everything.
As Christian teenagers, we are called to – and, by God’s grace, capable of – so much more than what our culture expects of us. Whether it’s “big” things or “little” things, we’re striving to do our best and to glorify God.
But when you’re actively fighting those expectations, it’s easy to make them your benchmark – if we exceed them, we think, we’re doing pretty well.
There are two dangers: complacency, and pride. We think we don’t need to learn, because we know it all; and we exalt ourselves in our own mind over everyone around us.
“You younger men likewise, be subject to those who are your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another. For GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” (1 Peter 5:5 NASB)
The truth is, we don’t know everything. We have to humble ourselves to learn, and to keep on learning. Here are four ways we can do that.