Humility, like patience, is another one of those topics that is prevalent throughout the Good Book, but not always so popular to discuss.
Which is a shame because could you imagine how much better the history of the world would have been if people adhered to the rules of humility? Not going to name names:
*Lucifer* *Babylon* *Pharaoh*
Just to not name a few. But I’m not here to point fingers, I do want to share what I learned about humility and how it enhances my relationship with the Lord.
The best aspect of humility is not necessarily admitting my shortcomings but rather acknowledging God’s greatness and appreciating that without Him there is nothing. God is God.
At first I thought humility was the opposite of empowerment. To be humble meant to be meek and weak and insignificant. But that’s not the case at all.
Instead of saying, “I’m a poor sap,” which is negative thinking that I don’t recommend, I exercise humility by saying, “God is great, without flaw, capable of anything.”
Now here’s the good part. God is amazing and doesn’t need us, but wants us. That’s what I find especially comforting. That and the sense of security He provides is something I only experience through humility.
I have practiced pride before. The high was okay, at best, but the come down was a B.
If you put too much faith in your own abilities, then when you encounter a situation that challenges you and you fail… it’s earth-shattering. Devastating. But when you humble yourself and put the pressure of being perfect on God- He can handle it. Because God doesn’t fail. Ever.
- Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
- Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will life you up. (James 4:10)
- When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)
Studying the Bible has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. I mean that. Each day I learn something new and I find myself thinking, “This has been here all along and I’m just now getting it?!” But better late than never.