“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’” – 1 Peter 5:5
The jersey of a Christian athlete is stitched with humility. While pride only covers our insecurities and fears, humility allows us to receive God’s love which frees us from our insecurities and fears. The lie of the enemy is for you to put on that jersey of pride and beat your chest to victory, but the Word teaches us that it is only in humility that we can glorify God.
The reality of our pride is that it keeps us from the love of Jesus because we have decided we’re good on our own. And you may be talented enough to win the game in pride, but is winning that way worth positioning yourself against God? Pride and humility don’t produce winning or losing, but they do affect our ability to glorify God.
We clothe ourselves in humility just like suiting up for our game. We must “take off” our pride and selfish motives and “put on” humility. You can put on humility in different ways, but I recommend going before your Father and thanking Him for who He is and for what He has done for you. When we recognize how great and good He is there is nothing else to put on except humility.
- Confess and repent of your pride.
- Thank God for who He is and what He has done in your life.
- Ask Him to clothe you in humility and then go play hard in freedom.
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