Humility is such an easy word to comprehend, but is difficult (at times) to put into practice. If you are not ready to die to your flesh daily, be able to admit wrongs doings and let go of bad habits … you may not be ready for marriage.
Humility is defined as modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness. From a Biblical perspective, Romans 12:3 states “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you”.
After reading this verse and being married – I interpret it as being in a place where I am teachable. This means accepting that I am not always right, my way is not the “only” way, and being able to hear my spouse and learn. That’s a hard pill to swallow for us control freak [cries in hands lol]. The amazing thing is with God all things are possible. Isn’t that amazing!!
My prayer is that God will grant us humility. Time for some tough love – May God bring our pride into the light where we see how ugly, self-centered and childish we can be. May He show us our pride, and help us to let go of it when it grabs hold of us. Give us the strength to replace self-centered desire with love. Humble enough to admit our mistakes to our spouse and also to God. May we grow in obedience to His Word.
Remember Scripture states God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble (James 4:6) Let us be in a place where God favors us.
To my followers who are single - I want to encourage you to be humble in every aspect, even in singlehood. Practice humility with your parents, peers, friends, family and coworkers. Before God blesses you, He wants to see that you are able to handle where you are now.
To my followers who are married – I want to encourage you to take the high road ALWAYS. If you are struggling in this area – take baby steps. Work on your communication skills and learn to seek to understand … not to always to be understood.
Until next time, stay humble!
For His Glory Only,