Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
1 Peter 5:6
We live in a promote yourself, put your best foot forward world. Posts of new cars, new clothes, and perfect vacations fill our social media feeds. We stroke our egos by seeking the approval of others. Success coaches teach people how to push their way to the front of the crowd and focus their attention on you.
However, God’s economy works differently. God says if you want to be promoted, humble yourself before God.
Don’t get me wrong. God is not against promotion. God loves to bless and promote His children. The word “exalt” means to receive a high place of privilege and honor.
God Honors the Humble
God honors those who humble themselves before Him. When you humble yourself, you confess your need for Him. Humbling yourself before God is confessing that He is God, and you are not. Humbling yourself is submitting your life, desires, and will to Him. It is offering yourself as a living sacrifice before God.
God promises to promote and exalt those who humble themselves before Him.
Too often, we do His job. We exalt ourselves. In my personal experience when I take God’s job and exalt myself, He takes my job and humbles me. (By the way, God is very good at humbling me.)
Humility Releases Power
When you humble yourself before God, you become a conduit of God’s power. He is free to work in and through your life.
God promises to exalt you in due season. That means He will exalt you on His time frame, not yours.
Humbling yourself under the hand of God is allowing God to work in your life. Sometimes, when you feel the pressure of God’s hand on you, you resist. You fight back against God’s work in your life.
When you humble yourself, you release your life into His hands. You open the doors for God to bless your life. God will promote and exalt you as you humble yourself before Him.
Look at that promise again.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6
Make these confessions.
God blesses and exalts those who humble themselves before Him.
I will depend on God to promote and exalt me.
Right now, I humble myself before God the Father.
I won’t promote myself, but I will allow God to exalt me.
In Jesus name,
When you humble yourself before God, He will lift you up. He exalts the humble because they put their complete faith and trust in Him.
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How have you seen this promise lived out in your life? (Share it in the comment section below)
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