“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (Jam. 4:10).
God places the responsibility to humble ourselves squarely upon each of our shoulders. If someone else tries to bring you down–that’s humiliation. If you freely climb down, that’s humility. In our postmodern society, self-exaltation comes highly recommended. Self-help books and motivational speakers do their best to boost our self esteem. However, God only exalts those who humble themselves and cast their crowns before the King of kings (Rev 4:10). Now, that puts our worship into context, doesn’t it? True worship is also about restoring the Lordship of Christ upon the thrones of our hearts and lives (Phi 2:10-11). When we notice the beam in our eyes before the speck in others’ eyes, we are being humble (Mat 7:3). When we cut others the same slack we give ourselves, we are being humble (Mat 7:2). When we confess our faults to one another, that’s humility (Jam. 5:16). Let God raise you today to realms where eagles fly, far beyond where your own efforts can imagine or achieve.