Sometimes, it is in this “yeah, I know that” moments that God is actually teaching us BIG time… but learning takes humility. No wonder sometimes kids learn faster. They have lesser understanding of what we call “pride”. And no wonder JESUS promotes childlike faith. They don’t need logic to fully believe. The best part is, when “pride” takes the upper hand is actually the time we need “humility” the most. Whilst pride plays around selfishness, humility talks about selflessness. Pride capitalizes on “what I think”; humility sees “what HE thinks”.
“He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them HIS way.” Psalm 25:9, NLT
Sometimes, we redefine what humility is and only wear it when it doesn’t hurt us. Stubbornness blinds us. We indulge too much on what we know instead of what we should do.
Humility talks about radical surrender, unconditional obedience to God. It is not “OK GOD I’ll do this if…” or “I will believe when…”. Humility recognizes the nature of God – not just what He already did or can do, but the very nature of HIM who knows so much far better than we do. Humility highlights HIS LOVE. It speaks more than just about trust or faith. It is not merely preaching about peace. It is a state of the heart.
Humility is behaving like this, “HE must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30, NLT
And if we really want to grow, wearing the cloak of humility is definitely a good start.
PS: Written on 14 Feb 2013.