“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” James 4:10
It’s so much better to humble yourself then to be humbled by the Lord. I’d rather jump in the lake then have someone push me in! It’s amazing to me that the God of all glory would even care to exalt us but He does.
The only way we can do this humbling of ourselves is to live for impressing Jesus and not people. It says “before the Lord” not “before your friends.” The only time people are ever impressed with us is when it’s obvious we are not doing things to impress them or because we need their approval.
Another way we humble ourselves is through rest. Rest is a rhythm of life that we need. When we think everything in the world hangs on our shoulders we are proud and obnoxious. Get ready for humble pie!
Oh and if you think you’re humble and go around telling people how humble you are, you are definitely not humble.
Lord help me today to humble myself and know I’m not in control and it’s not all up to me. Help me to see your direction and not miss the beauty on this journey. Amen