Humbling myself is very hard to do – James 4:10

James 4:10 When you bow down before the Lord, and admit your dependence on Him, He will lift you up and give you honor.
I need the Lord’s strength every second, every minute, every hour and every year of my life. I cannot do life without God. How do I know this? My history is witness to my “do-it-my-own-way” failures. Yet I still forget that I need God’s guidance every minute of my life. I can blame the culture, my profession and my lifestyle. Creative people aren’t known for being humble. We like to stand out – we want to be the best and we want to do it ourselves. But I have to make a conscious choice to depend on Christ.

I can’t depend on God only when I worship, go to Bible study or in ministry to others. I must depend on God all the time! I have to make a conscious decision to humble myself before God continuously because the consequences are huge. I start depending on myself and my connection to God. My faith becomes about me – and not about what God wants to do through me.

I am weak, very weak. The more I know God, the more I see how much I don’t know about his powerful presence in my life. I stumble, I fall, I fail… Through all my failures, I realize that I don’t always humble myself before God. I know how powerful it is when God lifts me up when I finally give it up. Dependence on God is powerful. Yet I still want to do things the hard way…

O Lord, forgive me for depending on myself. Forgive me for not humbling myself before you each minute of my life. Lord, I ask you to show me how to live my life putting your will before mine.  Open my heart to receive your instruction. I love you my God.


Psalm 119:33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow every one of your principles.

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