“The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. He develops toward himself a kindly sense of humor and learns to say, ‘Oh, so you have been overlooked? They have placed someone else before you? They have whispered that you are pretty small stuff after all? And now you feel hurt because the world is saying about you the very things you have been saying about yourself? Only yesterday you were telling God that you were nothing, a mere worm of the dust. Where is your consistency? Come on, humble yourself and cease to care what men think'” (A.W. Tozer, Pursuit of God).
I am a pathetic whiner.
5 thoughts on “Tozer Closer”
I too tend to be self absorbed, not so much with thinking I’m all that but with things like work, school, family, and leisure. All things that God has blessed me with yet I at times make them my idols by placing them before God. I let the blessing overshadow the Blesser and I struggle with this daily. Tozer seems to have crawled into my head and listened to my thoughts and prayers, perhaps every Christian struggles in this manner.
Hurts so good.
Thank you, sir, can I have a another.
This quote is just awesome and speaks to some things I have been dealing with lately. Precise, cutting, convicting, and encouraging! Thanks so much for sharing it!
My (strange) pleasure, friend.