May 21, 2020
When I Humble Myself, God Exalts Me
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
When you humble yourself before God, He promises to lift you up before others.
We live in a promote yourself, put your best foot forward world. Social Media is filled with posts of new cars, new clothes, and perfect vacations. Success coaches teach you how to connect with others to get you out in front.
God’s economy works differently. God says if you want to be promoted, humble yourself before God.
Don’t get me wrong. God loves to bless and to promote His children. The word “exalt” means to receive a high place of privilege and honor.
God will honor those who humble themselves before Him. When you humble yourself before God, you confess your need of Him. Humbling yourself before God is confessing that He is God, and you aren’t. Humbling yourself if 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.
Don’t Do God’s Job
Too often, we do His job. We exalt ourselves. I have found from personal experience that when I take God’s job and exalt myself, He takes my job and humbles me. And by the way, God is very good at humbling me.
When you humble yourself before God, you release the incredible power of the Lord to work in your life.
In God’s Timeframe
God promises to exalt us in due season. That means He will exalt us on His timeframe, not ours.
Humbling yourself under the mighty hand of God is allowing God to work in your life. Sometimes, when we feel the pressure of God’s hand on us, we resist. We fight back against God’s work in our life.
When you humble yourself, you open the doors for God to send His blessings into your life. God lifts up and exalts those who humble themselves 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.
- Today, I humble myself before God the Father.
- I don’t promote myself, but I allow God to exalt me.
In Jesus name,
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