Humility…Not for Wimps

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We, as Christian women, have the responsibility of having an important virtue to help us in life. So, what is it? Humility. I promise you I did not just curse at you (LOL). I’ll say it again, “humility” – the quality or state of being humble; modest opinion of one’s own importance or rank; meekness.

How is humility a powerful key? Well, let’s look at James 4:6, “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”  

The word grace in this passage comes from the word charis in Greek, meaning “favor, grace, wisdom and strength.” So, humility is not a sign of weakness. I am quite sure Jesus was not a wimp in all the persecution, anguish, and suffering He endured all the way to cross. And yet, His humility towards God was the key to access the unquestionable strength and grace needed to carry out His purpose.

For me, I have learned to humble myself willingly as much as possible, rather than being forced.  You know what I mean. For example, you have been tried by someone that does not even know you and then they curse you out when you have not done anything intentional to offend them. Help me, Holy Ghost!! I had to humble myself in the moment and think, God could fight a lot more battles for me if I keep my mouth closed (so as to avoid saying something foolish). 

It takes great strength to humble yourself to access the power of self-control, a slice of the fruit of spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Therefore, I chose to keep a calm demeanor, walk away from the situation, and say nothing else. When I did, I realized that God had done a great work in me.  It was through the testing of my faith that God showed me I was not so weak after all.  In fact, it is usually the person that acts out of character that is weak more than the person that shows self-control and humility. So, humility is not for wimps. It is for those that know where their true strength resides…in God.


About Twanna

Twanna House is the wife of Apostle-Designate Derian A. House and the Elect-Lady of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries in Pensacola, FL. She is the mother of three children: Andrea, Rajhon, and Josiah. Elder House serves in ministry along with her husband as leaders of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, in Pensacola, FL.

For 10 years, Elder House was a gospel music reporter for such nationally known publications as Charisma, Ministries Today and Christian Retailing. She was also a contributing writer to the Stellar Award Winning Yes Lord Radio Inspire column. She is now the creator/author of her own successful blog, The Chronicles of a Strange Girl.

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