Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10
Humble: (verb) to lower in importance or dignity.
Quit justifying your actions. He gives grace to the humble. Tell the Lord you are wrong and He will forgive and draw us closer to Him. Humble yourself before the Lord and He will exalt you. Do you ever see others judging people? Do you catch yourself doing it? There are times that we accomplish a lot of things in different aspects of our lives. When we receive the achievements we end up becoming proud. Once we end up in this situation, we are no longer aware that the enemy has struck you down already. On the other hand if we submit ourselves to God and acknowledge to Him that we can’t do anything without the Lord, then the devil will flee from you. When we fully submit to the claims of Christ upon our lives, our untamed natures are brought under His control we become meek, tamed, and “fit for the Master’s service.”
Read Exodus 10:3; Proverbs 29:23; Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18:14; 1 Peter 5:6
What does it mean to humble yourself before God?
Who are you at odds with right now? What can you do to reconcile that relationship?
Where is your relationship to Christ? What area do you need to humble yourself in?