One way to define humility is doing what God wants as opposed to doing what I want. Pride is doing what I want instead of what God commands. To be humble means to consider God before myself. This takes courage and love. The result is the power to live as God commands. As Jesus said. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Pray earnestly for the power of humility. Your children will be threatened by your pride, but they will be blessed by your humility.
Ruth Younts describes humility this way:
“Humility is knowing that everything good in me is from God alone, and not for my benefit first, but for serving God and others. I shouldn’t put myself first.
Jesus humbled himself by becoming a man, born as a baby. Apart from God’s gifts, you are as helpless as a newborn baby. You have nothing to be proud of except God.”
Ruth has stated the issue clearly. If God is not your first reference point you leave yourself wide open to the attack of pride. Being humble means that there is no one you can fully rely on but God. He must be the motivation behind your actions and thoughts.
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