Humility. It’s one of those words that is both excellent and gut-wrenching!
On one hand, God blesses us greatly when He humbles us. We are able to see more of His heart and our need for Him. That is so glorious and needed in our self-sufficient culture!
On the other hand, it feels really terrible, doesn’t it? It’s not something that leaves us feeling grateful, at least not until the other side when we get to glimpse my first point.
We don’t want to admit when we’re wrong. We especially don’t like other seeing we’re wrong, much less pointing it out. And yet, God uses those relationships for our good. He presses us toward holiness so that we may admit we don’t have it altogether. We aren’t right all the time. We don’t know or control everything.
Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor.” — Proverbs 18:12
I am at Satisfaction Through Christ today talking about how God has grown me to love the lessons in humility. How He has caused me to care more about His glory and about others. I encourage you to go read the rest of this important message about humility & share your thoughts there!