Godly Humility – How Can a Humble Heart Put You On the Road to Destination Greatness?
A Life of Humility that Leads to God’s Richest Blessings!
Humility needs to take root in the heart first…
and then it will begin to grow and expand
into every area of life.
Humility has to be taught to us by God
and is not generally something we easily learn.
“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.”
— John Ruskin
Power to Change
Humility changes the way we see God and helps us submit our heart to Him. It changes the way we view others and gives us a servant’s perspective. Humility is not denial of self, but it is an embracing of God’s Word within us. It allows us to lay aside our personal wants and needs and adopt His desires and goals for our lives.
“Be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”
— 1 Peter 5:5-6
Humbling ourselves under God’s hand allows Him to raise us up to greatness at the proper time. Keep in mind; greatness from our perspective is different from God’s. God is more interested in our humility than He is of our ‘great’ works.
Do you want to be blessed? Then develop a servant’s heart.
“Whoever, wishes to be great among you shall be your servant.”
— Jesus Christ (Matthew 20:26)
When we humble ourselves before God, we gain new strength and insight. God prepares us for greatness and blessing. He will often allow intense pressures and adversity to humble us and refocus our thoughts so that we begin to think the way He thinks. Pain, embarrassment, and criticism are like safety checks to keep us from becoming proud and arrogant.
When facing challenges, we have a choice. We can either be hardened by our circumstances or humbled by them. If we choose to be humbled, we will gain God’s perspective and quickly discover that He is guiding us to victory (spiritually and physically).
Don’t be fooled though; if we choose to have a hard heart, we open the door to bitterness and close-mindedness. And remember, God resists the proud. Pride and rebellion are the opposite of humility and they separate us from God.
God says He hates a proud look and a proud heart is a sin. (Proverbs 6:17, 21:4) Pride is not only dangerous it is destructive and does not fit who we are in Christ. Humility transforms us into the image of Christ and empowers us to stand strong through the storms of life.
Many people view humility as a sign of weakness, but it is not. It is a sign of strength and spiritual maturity.
How Do We Gain Godly Humility?
It starts with a commitment to study God’s Word and a willingness to submit to Him. Then God will begin to show each of us individually the steps we must take in our lives to gain true humility. God develops humility within us through the power of His Spirit.
Humility is not something we practice in church or to impress others. It must reflect our lifestyle and who we are deep inside.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
— Micah 6:8
In our love for God, we must be careful to walk humbly before Him. When we begin to understand the greatness of God’s love, humility will become our first choice. To bring God glory and honor simply because we love Him is at the heart of true humility.
Needless to say: Living a life of humility may not be easy, but it certainly leads to God’s richest blessings.
May you humble yourself and experience all the abundant goodness God has for you and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!
God bless you –