“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”1 Peter 5:5
There’s something about humility that attracts God to our lives. There’s also something about pride that pushes God away.
This reality is something we must walk out because humility has more benefits than I can write about in this blog.
However, if being humble was easy and natural, everyone would have it. But the truth is, most of the time route rules the day.
Pride is the ubiquitous enemy of humanity. No matter who we are, what we have, where we’re from pride is something we wrestle with. This is because pride is a product of the sin nature we were born with so to choose humility, goes against the flow of our lives.
The good news is, through Jesus we can make this choice and live the way we were made to live.
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”Philippians 4:13
Humility is opposite because when we go under, we get over. Meaning, humility causes us to defer to others and to make a difference verses making points. When we live this way, we go under and in the end, we will get over and win.
Humility makes us winners in our attitude and furthermore, it causes us to win the long game.
Pride makes us losers in our attitude as it makes us strive to be better than others, prove we’re right and go back and argue small points while missing the point!
Sadly, way too many people live through pride and in the end lose.
When we compete to be over others we will fall. When we choose to go under, we will rise in the end.
“Pride goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.”Proverbs 18:12
So, how distinguish between pride and humility?
Knowing this answer will help us go under to get over!
Pride makes excuses.
In other words, pride compromises situations and takes no responsibility. It makes excuses as to why it’s not working but never taking inventory at the things that need to change within.
This is deadly and the end of this is destruction.
Are you making excuses?
Please evaluate and seek God. Turn from this and choose humility.
Humility makes adjustments.
This means that humility is willing to adjust for others, ourselves, and more. It takes responsibility and then makes the changes needed to be better.
Humility realizes that when we get better, the things in our lives get better. This is how we grow as people and it’s how we become winners.
When we go under, we will get over.
We will get over pettiness, unforgiveness, strife, grudges, greed, selfishness, entitlement, jealousy, self-serving and blaming others.
We will get over ourselves and be what God wants us to be!
The choice is ours to make. So, what will you choose?
Will you choose humility or pride? Will you go under to get over?
This is how we live through Jesus. This is how we win and it’s how we become better as people.
Be humble, it’s the best way to live.