Humiliation or Humility?

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Decades ago before I was a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ I told a woman who was mentoring me how humiliated I had been when I was in an emergency room for a life-threatening eating disorder. Given my dehydration, I was on an IV to get fluids in me. Due to all the fluids, I had to pee over and over and over. Using a bed pan. She pointed out that maybe my experience wasn’t about humiliation. Maybe it was about learning humility.

All these years later, as a totally devoted Jesus follower, I realize countless times in my life God has used hard times in my life to teach me to humble myself before Him and others. To get me in a position to cry out to Him in prayer, to see my need for Him, to be desperate for Him, to reach out to Him, to turn away from my sin and turn to Him, to learn lessons, to grow, to be refined, to be transformed, to show humility toward Him and toward others.

Pride is heinous in God’s eyes. Humility is a vital necessity.

Where do you stand with humility?

Oh, cry out to the Lord in prayer! Oh, cry out to almighty God, AMEN!

“Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.” Proverbs 16:5 NKJV

“…Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,” 1 Peter 5:5-6 NKJV

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