Someone once said that humility is what you have but you can’t say that you have it. How true that is.
I never really understood humility till I began to search the Word of God and the teachings of some Spirit-men. In fact, God has been dealing with me on the subject of humility a lot lately and how this seemingly less important grace is what we ought to actually carry the most in our heart.
Christ is both described as a lion and as a lamb in the scriptures, but the discerning will recognise that while the lion refers to the physical power and attributes of Jesus, the underlying grace behind the lion is the lamb, the state of Christ’s soul. In fact, Christ is described as the slain-lamb. Deep down on the inside, Christ was as a lamb that was slain, dead. Yet the slain lamb is alive. This is because Jesus was not on earth to do His own will but the will of the Father and the more He refused to satisfy the desires of the flesh He had, the “deader” He became! Jesus was dying daily. He had no will of His own. Hence, even His meat and drink was to do the will of the Father. Doing that satisfied Him both physically and spiritually.
And by the time He completed the will of the Father, He was as a slain lamb. Very dead guy.
Humility is not therefore a state of quietness and an appearance of submission which is prevalent among men these days. These days we act humble so people can say “Mr. So and So is a very humble”, “Oh, Miss This and That, you’re so humble”. And then we get a gratification within us. This is in itself a form of pride we must lay off.
Humility is dying to self. Humility is a loss of will so great, we will have souls that are slain. We will carry a certain “deadness” to the world and to our fleshy desires and only the will of the Father will please us. Like Jesus, we will not only obey God, but be obedient, even unto death!
Humility opens the door of grace and graces to us. And when we are humble, we will see out the Father’s will completely.
So take His yoke upon you and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart. That’s the key to being like Jesus.