“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
James 4:10 NKJV
It grinds against every part.
It can be the roughest sand paper to one’s soul.
It can seem as difficult as lifting a semi truck with one hand.
Yet humility holds a promise.
When I choose to humble myself, God will lift me up.
Pride begins so early, that it is able to be demonstrated at an young age.
Humility on the other hand takes conscious continued choice.
The rewards of humility are astonishing: to be lifted by God.
Pride will never pay that kind of dividend.
So I have to ask the Lord:
“Am I remaining humble before You?”
It’s important for me to check my heart.
It’s a valuable exercise to ask difficult questions.
Through this I can hear the Lord drawing me farther and farther from the sinful prideful person I am.
And the more I work at humbly setting myself before God, the easier it gets.
Because, the longer I walk with Jesus the more I realize how much higher, better, and holy He truly is.