the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.
One, being yourself..
The past few weeks I’ve come across bible verses about humility. I’m not saying once or twice within that time frame, I’m saying once or twice a day. Usually when something is shown to me repeatedly, I like to study it because I know God is trying to teach me something. Then it got me thinking.. Do we really know what it means to be humble? Firstly, by saying that you’re humble shows that you are in fact, not humble. It isn’t something that you can self proclaim.
Sometimes people get the wrong idea about humility. It doesn’t signify weakness and passiveness. It doesn’t mean crawling around with your head hanging down and thinking of yourself as being useless in comparison to others. It means that in the flesh you know you are inadequate, BUT you know who you are in Jesus Christ. This means that you know your strength comes from Him and not from yourself. It means that you know you can’t live without God and it means thanking Him for every single one of your accomplishments. It means giving God all of the credit. Not just some, all! It means that you don’t have to go proving yourself to others because you are certain of yourself in the body of Christ.
One thing that gets in the way of the best of us sometimes is pride.
Proverbs 29:23 says: “Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. “
Being arrogant and pride filled will destroy you whereas humility will bring you honour. Pride is our enemy and is pure evil. Don’t you remember that pride is what turned lucifer into the devil? Pride is the desire to exalt ourselves up beyond what we really are, which is a child of God. You don’t realise how deadly pride is and how it can ultimately hinder your relationship with God and your love for others. Sometimes you aren’t even aware of the proud spirit you possess. Look for the signs. Are you offended when someone corrects you and do you get defensive? Do you feel the need to win every argument? Do you become bitter when being treated unfairly? Do you, at times find it hard to forgive others? Do you always feel the need to prove yourself to others? If the answer is yes to one or more or all.. Check yourself please. Otherwise it will be an obstacle in the way of your intimate relationship with God. Don’t worry, I’m checking myself too because I answered yes to one or maybe more🤔😂
As Christians we have to stop sometimes and check ourselves. Every now and then take a step back and evaluate as to whether or not you’re on the right track. Sometimes we just go with the motions and don’t realise something is wrong. That is until you need help, but what happens when you call out to God and He’s not there? What if you didn’t even realise He’d been gone for quite some time but you didn’t even notice? Do you really want to leave it til it comes down to that? I’m guessing your answer would be no (same here!!). My advice for the moment would be:
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
He will show you what you need to work on. Don’t get into that mindset where you think that you can handle it on your own. It isn’t your battle because it has already been won for you!
I could go on for days as there’s so much that wasn’t covered. It’s really interesting when you see a lot of destruction in the bible was caused solely from pride. It goes way back to the book of Genesis when eve disobeyed God. From there it’s pretty much a domino effect. But it’s up to you if you want to break that chain. Keep in mind that you, are set apart!
Hey guys sorry I’m a tad bit rusty cos it’s been ages since I’ve written lol but it feels good to be back 🙂