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Monday Morning Motivation – Supernatural

By: Curt Stowers

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


Supernatural


Three weeks ago, I wrote about humility. In that post, I highlighted 5 keys concepts to focus on as we grow in our understanding and experience of humility: dependence, respect, supernatural, virtue, and living. Over the next several weeks, I’ll offer some thoughts on each of these key traits. Hopefully, this series will be at least somewhat helpful to us as we journey forward into each week!

Webster defines supernatural as:

  • Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

That explains PERFECTLY why “supernatural” goes so well with “humility”—it is NOT normal to take care of others over ourselves!

Don’t buy this? Well, I would argue that you can see proof of this by looking at a newborn. When the new little one arrives on the scene, he/she is NOT caring about what anyone else wants. Newborns want what they want, and they want it now.

When we are born, we come out selfish.

Conversely, if you look at the new mom (yes, I’m being stereotypical here, but the new mom has literally been connected to the newborn for nine months), you normally see a massive jump in humility as she puts her life on hold for the newborn. Physically, emotionally, and socially, new moms are making sacrifices. They endure for the good of their newborns. It is, flat out, supernatural!

We all have the ability to transform from our natural state of selfishness to one of humility. Personally, I will argue that this is because of a power greater than ourselves—a power that is supernatural.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  •  Are you willing to embrace the supernatural and move from selfishness to humility?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!

Curt

 

About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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Blog post from this past week:

Monday Morning Motivation - Respect

 

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