The Mind of Humility!
“Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.” Colossians1:21.
The mind of humility is like a water droplet that quietly blends in with the ocean while still being an individual part of the whole. Brethren, the humbleness of mind is a very good sign of a Christ-minded believer. Humility means submission; it is not a form of groveling. As Christians, we must have a humble mind, as displayed by our Lord Jesus Christ. Humbleness of the mind creates peace and unity with others. A high-minded and proud person does not express humility through the mind of Christ.
As Christians, we should be able to accept correction and remain lowly in our own eyes; as Christians, we are to seek to please God with our lives. We need to fear Him and keep His word. If we have the mind of Christ, we should be able to humble ourselves under the will of God and keep His commandments rather than trying to meet human demands and expectations. Humility does not mean we are silent or inactive; God also requires action and zeal. Jesus tells us that the kingdom of heaven is taken by force (Mathew 11:12). Because the mind of humility is like a river, it flows gently and calmly, never becoming too high or too low. It is ever-changing and adaptable, allowing for moments of stillness and turbulence.
James 4:6 says, “But he gives more grace. Therefore, it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Humility is a powerful tool to unlock our true potential and unleash the greatness of our minds. If you want to go deeper into Christ as a Christian, you need to be zealous in God’s things and have a humble sense. If we are humble in our minds and desire to do God’s will, we will do whatever it takes to keep our hearts and minds pure. God’s desire is for us to have a gentle and quiet spirit. When we are of a humble mind, we will be able to hear God’s Spirit speaking to our hearts throughout the day. Humility is essential to progress and promotion in life. It’s the key to unlocking a peaceful and open mind.”
The mind of humility allows us to recognize our strengths and weaknesses and how to better ourselves from a place of understanding and grace. By humbly accepting our shortcomings, we can take steps to improve while not letting the fear of failure or rejection stand in our way. Rather than looking at the world through judgmental eyes, we can be open to new experiences with a sense of curiosity because humility is like a fertile field, ready to absorb the wisdom of those around it and bring forth something beautiful. Amen. Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”
1. Father Lord, help me humble myself before you and others in Jesus’ name.
2. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray that you have your eyes opened to identify and resist any spirit of pride that may easily bring destruction and take away God’s blessings in your life. Amen.