Definition of Humility
Merriam Webster dictionary defines humility as: “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people : the quality or state of being humble.” To be humble means to never have to exalt oneself. When we feel as though we have to prove ourselves to man, usually it is due to some insecurity, for when we are who we are, especially in the things we are called or chosen to do for the Kingdom of God, we should never feel the urge to prove who God says we are to man.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (1 Peter 5:6).
There is a confidence that is given by the Holy Spirit unto the servants of God; it’s purpose is to give us boldness to speak the oracles of God without any compromise. Unfortunately many confuse this confidence inspired by God with haughtiness. Some will boast of themselves and when we look at the scripture above it plainly says that He will exalt you in due time. We should never get in a place where the Word applies to everyone except ourselves. This is why the word of God warns us to examine ourselves, so that we will not become a reprobate.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18).
A humble servant never exalts self. A humble servant exalts God. To God be the glory and Him alone. It would be good for us to realize and remember that if Jesus Himself walked in humility, who are we not to do the same. Jesus was the perfect example of a servant. Not only did He go into the places that many would not have went, but He dealt with people who many of us would think it unholy to deal with, when it is those people that He came for. Be amongst them, witness to them, be an example before them, but do not do as they do. So while we minister, let us be ever so careful to be the first partakers. Let us remember where we were when he came and saved us, let us remember that no matter what title or purpose we may have, we are yet servants (vessels) to the One true living God. El Shaddai, the all Sufficient one, the God of the Mountains, God Almighty.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke 5:32).
Lord, I pray that we continue to examine ourselves, and walk in humility as we do what you have called and chosen us to do. Let us also remember the purpose for which you have called us. It is not for us to become boastful or high-minded, but to do everything in meekness and in the confidence that you have given us to speak the oracles of You, all for Your kingdom, for Your glory and for Your honor in Jesus name, amen.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:3).