Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
The biggest problem in the world today is a lack of humility. Everybody wants to be heard. We are all trying to push our own agenda while dismissing the input of others. It is common practice in modern-day society to say whatever is on our minds, and act upon any desire in our hearts, without considering the consequences of our words and deeds. As Christians we are asked to do exactly the opposite.
By considering other people, we are not exalting ourselves, but God. By sharing the truth of His Word, even when it is something that people struggle to swallow, we are not exalting ourselves, but God. By being more concerned about the salvation of others than our own popularity is all about exalting God. And when doing that, we are practicing humility. Don’t get me wrong… humility is not about having a poor self-image, it is all about knowing God.
You see, when we don’t know our identity in Christ, then we don’t know our true identity at all. And because the world is experiencing an identity crisis, people need to feel better about themselves by bringing others down, thinking that it will exalt them. Why do you think so many people are pushing the issue of “identifying” as this or “identifying” as that. So many people people have lost any sense of identity because they have turned their back on God.
When I find my identity in Him, then I know that humility is part of the deal. I must admit that I have issues! I must admit that I need help! And that is not a sense of weakness, it is a sign of strength. When I accept Jesus as my Saviour, I know what He says about me and that gives me more confidence to face the world than all accolades I can receive from man. When I realise that I am a child of the One True King, I don’t need the applause of the world, because I have the presence of God in my life. That is when there is a perfect harmony between confidence and humility. I can step out and face the world, knowing I am not doing it in my own strength.
Humility isn’t denying our strengths, it is being honest about our weaknesses.
Have an awesome, humble day!