God made us to doubt ourselves and never doubt HIS TRUTH, but today we have that script playing in reverse! We are focused on ME, ME, ME and easily forget about the Lord’s divine plan for our life.
Make no mistake, humility does not come easily. Our earthly desires scream out for the power and pleasure that comes from pride. And nothing makes the enemy happier than seeing this arrogance.
REWRITING THE HUMILITY SCRIPT
We can reverse our warped view of humility by switching from a me-focus to an others-focus and discover that God takes care of our needs and worries–all of them.
Humility is driven by our subordination to God in Christ and knowing that we are dependent on his grace for everything. It is the poverty of spirit Jesus talks about in Matthew 5:3 (below) and the foundation of our spiritual growth whip leaps forward when we understand who we are in relation to who God is.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
I ask God to provide the strength to always doubt ME and never doubt HIM and his divine plan for my life. For me, humility . . .
- Subordinates everything to God in Christ.
- Does not return evil for evil.
- Accepts and learns from criticism.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
How can you reduce your me-focus and increase your others-focus?
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God.” 1 Peter 5:6