The Power of Humbleness
Humbleness might seem like a weakness, but there’s a power in humbleness.
Humbleness is what God can work with. Pride is a problem. It’s something we have to sort out in our life because it will affect the blessing in our life. It will affect and block everything. It will mess everything up because will have to sort out the pride first before He can carry on with us.
People ask the question, why is stuff not working out in my life? Why is nothing working out for me? Sometimes, pride is causing the delay.
Pride can be picked up in the way we speak.
Luke 18: 10 – 14
Two men went up into the temple [[i]enclosure] to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee [j]took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers—or even like this tax collector here.
12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain.13 But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the [k]especially wicked sinner that I am!
14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.
This is God’s gauge and test of how He measures the importance of a person.
Your “importance test” is based on your humbleness. This is God’s perspective, not the world’s perspective. The big “I’ is a problem. We have to know that without Him we are nothing.
This gage will also determine whether God is close to you, or far from you.
You want to have God close to you, because if God is far from you – you have a big problem. Because you are then far from real help, far from the blessing and far from God’s influence, and God’s Spirit. Everything will be far from you. All because of pride.
James 4: 6
But He gives us more and more grace (a]">[a]power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).
See that, if you are proud, God is against you.
God is close to the humble, and far from the prideful.
You can actually determine how close you can get to God by how you see yourself. It’s about the estimation of yourself. The overestimation of ourselves is a problem. This can interfere with the presence of God in your life.
If you’re going to be in pride, God is not going to be with you as He wants to be.
We can choose to be proud, or choose to be humble. This is part of choosing life or death.
We have to choose to not “always be right”. We have to choose to balance ourselves in how we see ourselves. Not too low and not too high, but as God sees you. Then we will automatically not boast in ourselves but boast in what God says. We will boast in what God thinks.
If we can stay on that page, then we’ll get to where we are supposed to be.
Humbleness says “I’m not perfect, but I’m busy and I’m in a process. It’s called sanctification.”
We will always be busy with this process. We aren’t where we were, but we are not where can be, but we are busy with the process.
We have to get this. Because I see people are not where they are supposed to be and it’s because of this subject.
2 Chronicles 26: 5
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the things of God; and as long as he sought (inquired of, yearned for) the Lord, God made him prosper.
Another translation says “he set himself to fear the Lord”. See, as long as we set ourselves to seek God, He will make us prosper. As long as we stay in that place of humbleness before God, He will make us prosper.
We have to stay in that place of “He is God and I’m not. He is the one who knows everything, I not that one. He is the One who has my whole life in His eyesight; the One who has written my story and I have no idea where it will end. I can do nothing without Him.”
If we are in this place, then we are in a good place. As long as we stay there, we are then exactly where we must be.
Psalms 34: 17 – 18
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
18 The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.
Righteous means “to be right with God.” This is the place where I want to stay. This happens through the blood of Jesus. But the blood of Jesus is activated in my place through the confession of my sins. When I am sorry. It’s to be sensitive and aware of how it’s going between me and God.
Luke 9: 48
and He told them, “Whoever welcomes this child in My name welcomes Me; and whoever welcomes Me [also] welcomes Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you [that is, the one who is genuinely humble—the one with a realistic self-view]—he is the one who is [truly] great.”
Do we have a realistic self–view about ourselves?
“I love myself but only because God loved me first. I am happy with myself because He is happy with me. I understand how I look in His eyes and I am realistic about this.”
Place people before yourself, as Jesus did. He died for us and did not think about Himself at all. Jesus made Himself the least, by laying down His life for us.
The church is heading down another path. The “I” is too big. The guy on the stage is too big. This must stop because this is not really the picture. “Glory to God!” the whole time, is the right picture.
Humbleness vs. Anointing
Your anointing isn’t a representation of your humbleness.
The anointing is God’s power on a person to do a certain job.
And that power is not for me to take glory in, but there are some that will make the “I” bigger because of the power that’s on them. That’s not from God, and this is why He says many will come and say that they’ve done great things in His Name, yet He will say He does not know them. God is saying “these powers are My powers. And it’s not a gage to see how important you are.”
We have to understand that if God takes His breath away, I will fall to the ground and become dust.
This is where we should be.
It’s difficult to be around people that are full of pride. Because they’re never wrong and too holy for the rest of us to engage with.
Many years ago, I have discovered that I can choose if I am going to speak or not. Everyone always wants to speak. While the Word says that the one who listens is wise.
Just as the world thinks that the humble (lowly in himself) one isn’t the most important one, the Bible does.
According to the world, the most educated is the greater one. Jesus was calling the lowly in himself and made them great in His Name.