We often have this mistaken idea that humility is weakness. We think that if we’re humble, it means we have to have low self-esteem.
Often, we feel like we have to promote ourselves on social media, appear better than we really are, and sometimes even stretch the truth just to get the approval and acceptance of others. And to be honest, doing all that can really be exhausting.
It’s so much work trying to keep up with others. What if there’s a better way?
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)
What if instead of trying to appear better than you really are to others, you chose humility? Not that you’d be a pushover or anything, but what if you just did what this verse said, and trusted God?
What would your life look like if instead of trying to promote yourself, you just let God do it for you? Would that take some of the pressure off yourself? Maybe more importantly, would that improve your relationship with God?
What if instead of trying to get ahead, you just spent all that effort on getting to know God more? And you let God lift you up?