Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)
Do you want my blessing to be on your life? Do you want my favor to rest on you? Do you want my mighty hand to lift you up? Yes, I want your blessing and favor to be on my life. I do want your mighty hand to lift me up. Are you wiling to clothe yourself with humility? I’m not sure what you mean by that. Let’s talk about pride. I’m listening.
You have been filled with pride. You have held a very high opinion of yourself. It has been difficult for you to submit yourself to others. You have followed your own thoughts, opinions and values. You have felt no need to listen to anyone. You have been guided by your own wisdom and strength. You have developed your own dreams and desires. You have had your own mission and vision. You have done your own thing. Isn’t that true? Yes, I have followed my own plan for much of my life. How about now? Now, I want to hear all that you have to say to me. Now, I am open to hearing you speak through wise people that you have placed in my life. Now, I don’t want my own plan. I want your plan. I have set aside my will to do your will. I have set aside my ways to follow your ways. I want to know and do your will. Yes, I can see that in you.
It takes humility to set aside your will and ways for my will and ways. It takes humility to come to listen to all that I have to say to you. It takes humility to know my will and walk in my ways. If you are full of yourself you will never receive all that I have for you. If you are filled with pride you will never receive my blessing. I oppose the proud and give my grace to the humble. Here I am. I’m listening. I am humbly waiting for your guidance. I want your wisdom. I am seeking your direction. I will go where you guide me. I will do all that you ask of me. I want your blessing on my life. I want to live in your favor. I will humbly live my life before you. I will wait till your mighty hand lifts me up in your due time. Give me patience. Show me how to clothe myself in humility as I follow and serve you. I will hear and answer these prayers of yours.
Lord, I know that pride is an issue for me. I have been filled with pride. I have had a very high view of myself. Forgive me. Help me to live and walk in humility before you. Help me to clothe myself in humility as I follow and serve you. Lift me up in your due time. Amen
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