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Posted On 01/12/2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3079″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Session 3″ font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:16|text_align:center|color:%23b8ea04″ google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Power vs. Humility ” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23b8ea04″ google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

We have a voice, and make a difference – for good or for bad. We make our own thoughts, decisions, and actions. We can make judgments and prejudices, hold or lose grudges, say what we want, and do what we want.
Growing up we hear about bullying a lot. I remember going to school assemblies and hearing people’s stories, having counselors come to our classrooms to talk with us, watching a movie or reading a book about kids who were bullied. We’ve heard all of these things that people do and we wonder why and how people discriminate against each other so easily.
Our enemy wants us to have this idea that we should have power over people, or think that we are above someone. People will classify outcasts and socially unacceptable people, and those are the people Jesus would hang out with and bring up.  You might be in a situation where you don’t think what others around you are doing is right (gossiping, bullying, being a hater), but you go along with it so you aren’t left out.
The devil wants us to want power, be better than everyone, be conceited and pretentious. What good is going to come of that? Belittling someone is not going to give you what you want, it will not make you happy. The devil tempts you with power but he will always under deliver. Having and wanting power is going to change who you are as a person, and not for the better. It’s not going to lead you to the right places, it’s going to look more like humiliation for eternity.  We might think we are above somebody because they’re different. We are all different, and going through something, and we’re not worse than each other. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3|28)
God’s plan isn’t about being powerful. He wants us to be humble, have a a servant’s heart , and walk with humility. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4|6)
Tiphani Obama’s writings are significant to students in high school and will help students take a closer look at sermons in StuCo. She grew up in South East Michigan with her brother and two sisters and goes to Brighton High School. She plays tenor saxophone in band and likes cocoa puffs. Her goal is to help people take next steps with God.

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