Let’s Get Readyyyy to Humble!
Humility is the prerequisite of obedience. Jesus showed us that when He chose to humble Himself, He by result became obedient. There is no such thing as obedience without humility. Obedience to the Word of God and the leading of the Spirit is imperative to your destiny. Humility is the ticket to your God-ordained destination. When you hear the Bible say; “humble yourselves,” hear it like this, “position yourself to receive instruction from God.” Humility is a position of receiving. If there is a waterfall, and I am standing 20 feet away from it, I’m not going to get wet. But, if I stand directly under it, I’m going to get soaked or possibly crushed. What’s the measuring variable…? Position. The waterfall didn’t change, my position changed. God’s love is for everyone and just like this waterfall, His love doesn’t change but our position in character can radically affect the impact His love has in our lives. Humility puts you in perfect alignment with God’s perfect will.
The root of disobedience in the Body of Christ isn’t flagrant rebellion to instruction, it’s neglecting to even listen to instruction. Humility listens before it acts. Moses penned the first five books of the Bible. In the book of Numbers he wrote, “Now the man Moses was humble, more than all the men who were on the face of the earth.” (Num 12:3). That seems like an arrogant statement, but the Holy Spirit is the one who directed him to ink it. Moses’ humility granted him access to have one of the most intimate relationships with God under the Old Covenant, which resulted in him being one of the most supernaturally used vessels of God in his generation. His intimate fellowship with God gave him access to divine instruction, this transaction was all due to his humility to listen and honor the Lord.
Obedience separates the faithful from the futile. Willingness to be corrected is one of the defining characteristics of humility. “Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will exalt you in due time.” (1 Pet 5:6). The illustrative principle in this verse is the willingness to place yourself in God’s hands. God is the potter and we are the clay, when we willingly subject ourselves to His craftsmanship, we become the masterpieces He desires us to be. When you place yourself in God’s hands, He will place everything you need in your hands. Humility is a position of the heart. When God sees a humble heart, He sees a bridge to unite Heaven and Earth. Humility yields to wisdom, and is open to correction. That’s what makes humility such a celebrated characteristic in God’s eyes. God is not intrigued by what you can do; He is intrigued by what you’ll allow Him to do through you.