“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6

If you enter a lift to go to the penthouse of a skyscraper building, how many of you would first press to go to down to the underground car park? No one! Yet, in God’s way of doing things, it is our job to submit and humble ourselves under Him and His job to lift us up in His time and in His way. In other words, humility is God’s lift for elevation.

 

What is humility? Total dependence on God for everything. Ask anyone today and they will probably tell you that they need God, but how much we need Him, we just don’t know. This is because pride masks our true condition before God, and makes us see ourselves as a victim of our circumstance. Naturally, we like to be in charge of our lives and do not realise that our lives belong to God. If we knew we needed God to breathe, to talk, to wake up each morning, our attitude towards Him would change. Unless we are humble, we cannot bow to Jesus.

 

We all want to be appreciated, honoured and praised, yet we should never forget that our Lord Jesus came to serve not to be served. And God lifted Him up to glory, where He is seated now – in a seat of power.

 

Listen to the words of Jesus in Luke 14:8: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.  If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will ve to take the least important place. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”  

 

So if you have realised today that you are tired of trying to lift yourself up, it is time to realise that you are a servant of God, and the best position you can be is at His feet.

GOD CAN USE ANYONE

“Sometimes our lives are so centred on what we ourselves are going through – how we are doing, how we are treated, what our situation looks like, that we forget that God doesn’t look at people the same way we do. He holds all men’s hearts in His hands and can use anyone to bring to pass His purpose.
Someone you see as a thorn in your flesh today can be your helper tomorrow – that is why tomorrow is a mystery.”

GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT HABITS

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”

HE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE NOT ASKED

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”