Just Thought of This

I was talking with my mom and she was mentioning that the thing they love about me is that I don’t know how talented I am. In all honesty I don’t see myself as especially talented but I know all mothers probably think their kid is special. However I think her comment brought up an issue of humility, and how important it is to success in this world. So from her comment I came up with this quote:

“Always be consciously oblivious to how great you are, and you will continue to be great.”- DoctaJay

The Bible is riddled with examples of how much farther God will take you in life when you are humble. One parable that I just read is from Luke 14:7-11:

7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Humility is not something that comes easy to any person, particularly someone going into surgery, but I pray that I can hold fast to God’s word and remember that true greatness and success comes not from man’s praise but God’s.

2 Responses to Just Thought of This

  1. Torray Johnson says:

    This was a great quote that I just highlighted in my bible. Like you, I graduated from an HBCU, so Its great to see another brotha joining the ranks of medicine, going into surgery, and at a top program nonetheless. I wish you continued success in your endeavors. I pray that God continues to order my steps on this journey towards medicine.

  2. kebede says:

    I looooooooooove your blog. I just discovered it yesterday lol, but it’s very inspiring. Please continue to grow and be all you can be and continue to share with us.

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