Natural Age vs. Spiritual Maturity – Part 2

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“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled (ranked below others who are honored or rewarded), and he who humbles himself (keeps a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly) will be exalted (elevated in rank).”  (Luke 14:11 AMP)

Humility is not a natural characteristic of man. Humility can be one of the most difficult character traits to learn in the Christian walk. There is a difference in allowing people to take advantage of you, compared to encounters that may require you to genuinely apologize, even in a situation where the other person is found in error. Next time a situation arises such as a misunderstanding with a spouse, co-work, or friend, don’t hold on to the hurt and pain or lash out in vengeance, but be the first one to “genuinely” apologize. This is a key to maturity and God exalting you, because you display His selfless character that He desires us to have.  It is the humility that touches others.  Jesus humbled himself unto the cross and God exalted him (Phil. 2:8).  Through his humility, we were saved.  Through your humility, your relationships will be saved.  Your relationships will change.  He will be exalted.  God will do a miraculous work in their hearts.  Watch God turn that situation around, and what the devil meant for evil, God can and will turn around for good.

Prayer: Gracious and loving God, thank you for sending Your Son Jesus to set the example of humility. I pray that You give me the power to humble myself this day. I submit my will and flesh to Your perfect will for my life. Lord, help me be more like You. I was made in the image of God.  May I now walk in the character of God. In Jesus’ Name Amen!

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