Developing a heart of humility

Pastor Dwain Uncategorized

Humility is a virtue that we must hone.  A virtue that we can develop through trust in the Lord and subduing pride.  Pride is natural to the sinful nature, so it must be renounced, resisted and removed.  We have to be careful to discern any attribute of pride so we can successfully put it under our feet and bring forth a life of humility.  Here are some keys to the life of humility.

  1. Don’t put your trust in your skill

Prov. 21:31  The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But victory belongs to the LORD.

 

Psalm 34: 10  The
young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be
in want of any good thing.

 

 

 

  1. Don’t take the praise for any breakthrough

Psalm 33:17  A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.18  Behold, the eye of
the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, 19  To deliver their
soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. 20  Our soul waits for
the LORD; He is our help and our shield. 21  For our heart
rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. 22  Let Thy
lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in Thee.

 

 

  1. Prepare not only to breakthrough, but to manage the breakthrough.

Your preparation, your excellence, your timeliness, your skill can not cause your breakthrough independently.  You can’t rely on
anything you’ve got going for you. You must rely on the Holy Spirit.  Your trust has to be in Him.

All that you do in perfection and preparation is to manage the blessing, steward the blessing, not produce the blessing.

Because you are blessed you must prepare to manage it.

 

Deut. 28: 2  “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the LORD your God.

 

Numbers 11:31  Now there went forth a wind from the LORD, and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s
journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.  32  And the people spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers) and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.