We currently live in a world where so many are seeking fame and fortune. With the success of technology, it has made reaching this goal a lot easier for the many who are seeking it. It seems that the number of followers you have, and the number of likes that you have are part of this fame fury as well. We can become Influencers, Podcasters and there are many other ways that we can literally drive our own vehicle of success. Sometimes this can happen with one post if it’s the right post.
I think that it is fantastic that these opportunities are available for those who want to pursue them, however whether it’s this or something else that you have been blessed to be successful with, I encourage you to remain humble. Sometimes when you are in the public eye that can be difficult to do.
You see Satan has a way of encouraging you to believe that you are totally responsible for the success that you are experiencing. Thus, pride is born when you believe and take ownership of that thought process! And by the way you do not have to be famous to be prideful, I am simply using that as an example.
When I looked up the definition of humility, I read that is a modest or low view of one’s own importance, it is humbleness. The definition of pride however is polar opposite. The definition of pride is the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one’s importance.
Now, I am not saying that we should not love ourselves or have great confidence. I am also not saying that we should not strive to be successful in whatever endeavor we attempt. I am simply saying that we should give credit where credit is due. Be very clear any opportunities or doors that have opened to you have been by the grace of God and please don’t forget that.
As Christians our goal should always be to be Christlike, and though he is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, Christ remained humble. To be Christlike is to exercise humility, it is to be humble. Here are a few scriptures that talk about the humility of Christ. Below that list are also a list of scriptures that address how there are blessings that come with humility. May God bless you as you humble yourself before Him and strive to be more and more like Him each and every day.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;
I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
2nd Corinthians 8-9
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Blessings Come with Humility
2nd Chronicles 32:24-30
24 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. He prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign. 25 But Hezekiah’s heart was proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him; therefore the Lord’s wrath was on him and on Judah and Jerusalem. 26 Then Hezekiah repented of the pride of his heart, as did the people of Jerusalem; therefore the Lord’s wrath did not come on them during the days of Hezekiah.
27 Hezekiah had very great wealth and honor, and he made treasuries for his silver and gold and for his precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuables. 28 He also made buildings to store the harvest of grain, new wine and olive oil; and he made stalls for various kinds of cattle, and pens for the flocks. 29 He built villages and acquired great numbers of flocks and herds, for God had given him very great riches.
30 It was Hezekiah who blocked the upper outlet of the Gihon spring and channeled the water down to the west side of the City of David. He succeeded in everything he undertook.
2nd Chronicles 7:14
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.