Put on . . . humility. (Colossians 3:12)
We live in an “it’s all about me” world. Humility is considered a weakness by many. According to the Greek definition, humility means to “have a humble opinion of one’s self”.
When we choose to put on humility, we are laying aside pride. And this is tough! Pride (which is closely related to fear) can destroy relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, and God.
Do nothing in rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
The King James version uses the phrase “humbleness of mind” for the word humility. Humility begins in the mind. The enemy loves nothing better than to plant ideas that highlight how your “rights” are being violated. (Remember Eve?) It does not take long for pride to take root and take over.
Humility puts God first. Seeking the Word for God’s will in our lives will keep us humble. When we choose to honor and obey God rather than our flesh, pride is overcome and humility prevails.
Humility put others first. This is especially important in our families. In no way, does the Bible suggest we become doormats. There is a tremendous strength in being humble. Humility allows us to love our husbands and our children in a way that helps them to become who God created them to be. While pride will tear down our home, humility builds it up.
True humility is possible when we are Spirit-led rather than flesh-led. As you practice putting on humility, God will empower you with His grace and you will be able to conquer the enemy of pride.