In Henry and Richard Blackaby’s Book, Experiencing God Day by Day, there are two ways to attain healthy self esteem. One being the world’s way: Take every opportunity to promote yourself before others; seize occasions for recognition and manipulate your way into the center of attention. This way being the temporary option.. fleeting.
The other way is God’s way: Humble yourself. Rather than striving for recognition and influential positions, seek to put others first. You have to work for and cultivate humility, as it does not come naturally. As humans we are naturally self centered, self seeking, self involved.
Proverbs 16:18 warns that if we put our efforts into promoting ourselves, we will be brought down. Jesus told of a man who tried to enhance his own image (Luke 14:7–11). While attending a banquet, he immediately claimed the seat of honor. When the host saw this, he humiliated this man by asking him to move to the least honorable place to make room for a more distinguished guest. Jesus said the wise thing to do would be to seek the lowest position and allow others to exalt you if they feel you are worthy of the praise.
Micah 6:6-8 says,
“With what shall I come before the Lord
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
There is nothing we can bring to God that will earn our place or His love. He just asks that we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with Him. Tell the truth, be the light, feed the hungry, love the unloved, take in the orphan, bring glory to Him and not ourselves, talk to Him, share His love with others.
Stay Humble and Hustle Hard.. for Him.
We are excited to be benefitting two different causes with this design. For all black and gold shirts purchased we will give money to the Feed the Eagles campaign. This project makes sure that all football players at a local high school get enough calories a day to withstand the hard practices, workouts and games. We can’t require these athletes to work out for hours a day, run in the heat and compete against opponents without knowing if they are receiving the nutrition required to keep up that lifestyle. So a group from our community got together to make sure this was never a problem. The athletes are provided with breakfast and dinner throughout the week (since they receive lunch at school). This program is run on the generosity of those in our local community.
For every gray tee sold, we will donate to The Full Tummy Project of Limestone County. This organization sends bags of food home with at-risk children so that there is a source of nutrition over the weekend. The Full Tummy Project serves hundreds of children each week and has been feeding our school children for almost 10 years.
Buy a shirt in your colors while feeding those who need it.
Stay Humble and Hustle Hard.
Love and Blessings,