Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:6-11, NRSV)
Being humble is not something that comes easy for most of us.
And I don’t mean not being proud or arrogant about what we have done. Most of us are humble in this way. I mean in the second definition according to Merriam-Webster online. This definition is: reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission. We find it hard to offer ourselves to God.
But if we are to live our life to the fullest, that is to give it up and allow God to have control.
To have life we must lose it.
To be free we must submit to God.
And after we accept God’s control, we will see the life He has for us and it will be so much better than anything we could have imagined.
So give it up and humble yourself before God.