Yesterday, we shared a writing about humility and honor. Today, I want to share a little more about humility.
Proverbs 15:33 says; before honor is humility.
Luke 14:11 says; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Proverbs 22:4 says; the reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
Before plenty, must come honor. Before honor, humility must come.
Yes, this is part of yesterdays writing. I am revisiting it for a purpose. As I have said many times lately, I believe many of us are about to receive the harvest we have been sowing for. The harvest we have been believing for. The harvest we have been promised.
That being said, I believe humility is more important now than ever. When honor comes, humility will become even more vital. I don’t know about you, but for me, humility is a daily practice.
I know the word says pride goes before a fall. Frankly, lately, I see people falling. I believe if we searched out the root cause, many, if not all times, we would find some form of pride. I do not want pride in my life, not in any form. Therefore, I practice humility.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself. Humility is thinking of yourself less often.
My grandson, Bryson, was playing a game on his computer over the weekend. He yelled for me to come look at something. As I looked down at his computer, he said, “you know how you say the world doesn’t revolve around me, well, look it does!”
On his game there was this little world going around and around him.
While it was meant to be funny, it’s not funny. It is how many people feel. That the world must revolve around them. They must be the most important thing around. The Bible says to prefer others before you. To humble yourself and put others needs before yours. When we do this, God will take care of ours.
Over the past couple years, I have purposed in my heart to cultivate true humility in my life.
A person who walks in humility is teachable. He or she, can receive correction without offense. A humble person will learn from the least, even from a child. I can’t tell you how many times God has corrected me using one of my grandchildren.
Humility doesn’t always speak up. It often keeps silent and allows God to dictate when and what we say. Even if you feel you are right and the other person is wrong. Humility will humble itself to God and his word and wait.
That’s one truth I have learned through this walk of humility. Things I would have once said quickly, I now stop and think about. I am silent much more often. When I do speak, it is with Gods authority backing me. Not my own selfish thoughts.
1 Peter 5 says; humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own time.
Proverbs is filled with warnings for those who refuse to be humble.
The Bible is filled with promises for those who put others before themselves. It’s our choice. We can choose life or death. Humility or pride.
But know this, if you refuse to get rid of pride, you will miss out on the blessed, abundant life Jesus died to give you.
It’s time to let go of pride. Cultivate a life of humility. And allow God to lift you up.
“Wholeness – that is what God wants for us – wholeness in every area – and there is only one way to get it.
Allow patience to have its perfect work in you.”- KP