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HUMILITY

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Could it be true that Mike Tyson has finally realized his shortcomings? After his four-year-old daughter died in a treadmill accident, Tyson was emotionally touched by the people who reached out to help him. He realized “The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. I thought I was a god. Now I’m 44 and I realize my whole life is just a . . . . waste.”

“If you are not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you,” he says. I just want to be of service to people. I need to help. I need to have something, finally, that I can offer to people in this world.”

Tyson realizes this will not be easy. “I’m a really damaged human being and it’s still such a struggle, but I’m going to fight to the end this time. I’m just trying to be a man. I’m trying so hard.”

If Tyson has learned this Biblical truth, he has come a long way towards a better life. Perhaps if he went the next step and turned his life over to the Lord Jesus, he would make it a lot farther.

--The Week, July 23, 2010 p. 10; Sports Illustrated, August 2, 2010, p. 74, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

Proverbs 16:18 (HCSB) “Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.”

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