Humble is…

Continuing on these thoughts about praying for breakthrough, in my life, in my family, in Xcel Darlington, in other peoples circumstances…how do I humble myself?

Humble is…one of those words we use but do we really understand.

According to the dictionary humble is to not be proud or arrogant, to be modest; to have a feeling of insignificance or inferiority; to be low in rank, importance or status; to be courteously respectful; to make meek – to humble ones heart.

Matthew 6:33 instructs me to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ then all the ‘things’ will be added. For me, keeping humble is remembering my place, that God is God and I am not. Keeping right with Him, knowing my place and being comfortable & confident in that place.

Being humble is not a weakness. It is a place of strength and assurance. Hopefully, it allows God to have His way. So, share your thoughts…what is humble for you?

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2 thoughts on “Humble is…

  1. I’m just catching up and reading the page. To me Humility is Truth……….bit like in Romans 12 where we are exhorted to not think to highly of ourselves but with sober judgement according to the faith God has given us. I think this is a great protection when we can live like this. A safeguard from the stress of trying to carry too heavy a load. Matthew 11 v 28/29 speaks to me here …….finding our rest in JESUS as we take His yoke of gentleness and humility of heart. I think we have to be great givers but also important is to be great receivers also. Once I witnessed a really rich old couple in Blackwell receive a small bag of vegetables from Church harvest festival and be absolutely blessed because someone thought of them. That’s the humility I like.

  2. I think you’re right, it is a term of reference we use with ease but not necessarily understanding. I think for me being humble is about accepting who I am in God, and being comfortable that I am who I’m meant to be and where I’m meant to be. That I am no better, but also no worse than anyone around me, just different I am no more and no less than God intended. It’s wrapped up in the realisation that my weaknesses can be my strengths and my strengths my weaknesses.

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