The prompt today was:
“On What Subject are You an Authority ?”
We just said good-bye to our guests from Switzerland who stayed with us for a week. We did a lot of sharing with one another while they were here. But, even though each of us has had a lifetime of experiences in various fields (technology, social work, teaching, coaching, and beekeeping), none of us tried to come across as an authority on anything! What a turn-off that attitude would be!!
If you have the attitude that you have more knowledge than anybody else around you on a certain subject, and you speak with unabashed authority, I hope you’re being asked to do so, and you’re paid a lot for your opinion! I hope that knowledge gives you an opportunity to have authority with your authority! But…
… in my experience, the one who flaunts his authority (rather than living as an open-minded, humble, life-long learner) seldom finds life very satisfying. Tim McGraw spells it out pretty clearly in his song, “Always Stay Humble and Kind.” You can listen to it below.
“The reward for humilityI am rich in friends
fear of the Lord
is riches and honor and life.”
I am rich in love of life
Christ is my life’s authority.
Where do your riches lie?
It was an interesting prompt today.
How would you have answered it?
Keep looking up!
Stay humble and kind!
Thanks for your visit today to