The Humble Mind! 7
“I know how to live humbly, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance, and need.” Philippians 4:12
Your circumstances can make you grow up or Swell up. Every situation you are in will define you – Either you are growing up or swelling up. God wants us to grow up, not swelling because He wants us to have a humble mind that attracts more opportunities. We should be able to see our situations as opportunities for blessing rather than obstacles. Rich or poor, young or old, whatever the condition of life is, it’s essential to have the right mindset to face challenges.
Thinking about Hannah’s story (1 Samuel 1:2–2:21) and how she overcame her problems and became one of the prophetesses in the Bible is an example of how we can find blessings in humbleness. She was accused in a way that was unpleasing or rude, but she didn’t have any negative attitude towards the man of God. She found a way to explain herself when Eli (the priest) thought she was over drunk. Instead of arguing with him, she just said: I am not drunk, my Lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit, offering prayer to God. Eli then blessed her and sent her home.
James 3:2 says, “Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.”
After Eli prayed for her, the Bible said, Elkanah knew Hannah, his wife, and the Lord remembered her. Hannah was desperate and sorrowful in spirit when she responds with a message that makes Eli released a blessing and saved her from barrenness issues in life. Many people missed the opportunity to receive their breakthrough, victory, or God’s grace because they didn’t have a humble mind if you think about it. Proverbs 8:13 says, “The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”
Humble minds are those who can control their mouth when they speak. This is why we should be humble in our hearts and not arrogant in our words because we will never know what lies ahead. We should learn how to respond in any circumstances of life. Rich or poor, good or bad, we should remember that God is in control. Philippians 4:20 says, “To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
1. Father Lord, help me to humble myself before you and other people in Jesus name.
2. Father, let the spirit of humility in Christ Jesus fill my heart in Jesus’ name.