Sunday, November 2, 2008

being a doormat

Today I am thinking about the character quality of humility, which I understand as having a correct view of your own identity and position. I remember hearing "humility doesn't mean being a doormat." Come to think of it, this "doormat" phrase comes up in discussions about submission and meekness too. I've heard over and over again that I don't have to be a doormat. it such a bad idea?

A doormat may be beautiful or practical, colorful or plain, seasonal or year-round. But when you think about it, a doormat's main function is to draw attention to the door. No one ever stays outside your home just looking at the doormat. No, the doormat is there to provide beauty and practicality and to say "Welcome, please come in". A doormat doesn't distract from the door, it just points the way and makes you feel welcome. Without a door, a doormat would be pointless.

I am the door.
If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.
John 10:9
(I realize the metaphor is the spiritual life it is Jesus (the door) who removes the grime of the world when you enter. )

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I thought I sent my! Here is my address

Jennifer Brewer
408 Belmont dr
High Point NC 27263

Thanks a bunch and have a great day!!