Would it be possible you are not ‘stepping up to the plate’, to be everything God intended you to be, because you have some warped idea of what humility is?
Let me try and explain. Humility in the Bible is often mentioned in the context of repentance and being a servant of the Lord. It is taking a lowly position for the grace and forgiveness of the Lord to come into your life(and mine) and also so that the Lord can use you for His great pleasure. In contrast, a prideful heart in these situations leads to no repentance, no grace and no forgiveness and also, God is not able to use you for His purposes. This is easy to see and understand but its application in our lives is often hindered by our own sinful nature.
A Warped Humility
But what if you aren’t stepping into the things of God because you think that if you do, you will be drawing attention to yourself and therefore no longer qualify to be humble. I mean, somehow, you’ve picked up a kind of ‘warped or false sense of humility’ that is constipating the things of God in your life.
Are you getting what I am trying to say?
Now on the surface of things, this thinking might sound honourable (to you), but going under the surface, it is a lie and deception of the Devil straight from the pit of Hell.
Am I being a bit strong about this?
I don’t believe so. You see, this ‘warped humility’ stands in the way of God’s plans and purposes for your life. It is a barrier or a stumbling block for ‘God’s Kingdom come’ in your life. Therefore it is ‘anti’-Christ in your life.
Humility is a State of the Heart!
You see, humility is a state of the heart and not the head. It’s a position of the heart out of which everything else flows. If you are stumbling over ‘warped humility’ ask yourself these questions:
Do I still have a prideful heart? In other words, are things still all about me?
Have I been deceived in my mind? In other words, has my head deceived my heart?
Am I still preoccupied by the ‘perceptions of men’? In other words, am I concerned about whether others will see my actions as prideful?
It’s All About God!
It’s all about God. Life is all about God. It’s not about you(and me) so stop focussing on yourself in whatever form that might be!
Forget about youself and be FREE to be who God meant you to be.
We are Meant to be Radiant!
In reality, we are meant to be radiant, and stand out, and to be salt and light in this wicked world. We’re meant to shine the light of the glory of God into this darkened place.
Step into the destiny that God has for you and radiate His glory. Get over this ‘warped humility’, this stumbling block of Satan and start glorifying the Lord with the plans and purposes that He has for your life!
You were Meant for Greatness in the Eyes of the Lord!