Humbling Yourself Before God

What do you think it means to humble yourself? The Webster dictionary defines humility as not being proud, haughty, arrogant, or assertive. It also describes the characteristics of humility as reflecting, expressing, or offering a spirit of deference or submission.

Now what does it mean to humble yourself before God? To me, it means coming before Jesus in awe and reverence, despite of what people may think of you. It’s being willing to say, “I was wrong”. It’s the positioning of your heart to be open to His Word. It’s taking the focus off of yourself and focusing on what really matters – God!

Come to the cross with a clear conscience. Confess your sins to the Lord, give up whatever is burdening you, and be willing to leave it at the cross. Much too often, we give something up to God and try to take it right back when we get stressed about it. Once you take it to the cross, leave it there. It’s not easy to humble yourself… but it is freeing.

James 4:10 (NIV)
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”

3 comments

  • Florence
    Florence Zambia
    Am really blessed with this reveralation on humbleling yourself to God . Thank you for the word. Bless you!

    Am really blessed with this reveralation on humbleling yourself to God . Thank you for the word. Bless you!

  • Garland Wilson jr
    Garland Wilson jr Atlanta
    Dear GOD Please forgive me I have sinned. I need you right now to lift me up on higher ground remove me and free me from Rice Street Fulton County Jail... So you may allow me to see my 1 month old daughter for the first time...I want to be in my child life...Chloe Becca Needs her FATHER PLEASE LORD.

    Dear GOD Please forgive me I have sinned. I need you right now to lift me up on higher ground remove me and free me from Rice Street Fulton County Jail... So you may allow me to see my 1 month old daughter for the first time...I want to be in my child life...Chloe Becca Needs her FATHER PLEASE LORD.

  • Veronica Stevens
    Veronica Stevens North Carolina
    Good advice!!

    Good advice!!

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