Great people don’t think they’re great.
How can a powerful, successful CEO be so humble and down-to-earth? So kind that they know the name of every employee and give each a Christmas gift just for them? How can you get ahead in life and at the same time practice humility?
“Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3).
The Bible calls Moses the most humble man on the face of the earth. This is the same man who performed miracles! He divided the waters of the Red Sea in the epic story of the Israelites escaping slavery in Egypt.
The opposite of humility is pride. Pride feeds on insecurity. Pride pretends, strutting its stuff for everyone to see. But this is a diversion tactic. Pride operates out of fear, providing everyone ideal—but pretend—picture of a person who has it all together.
Pride walks into a room and says, “Here I am!”
Humility walks into a room and says, “There you are.”
Humility operates on security. A confident clarity. An informed identity. This is Moses. He knew who he was, because he knew whose he was. He belonged to God, who called him, who created him.
That’s a miracle in itself. God called and created you, too. Happiness is able to be humble because life is a gift.
PRAYER: There you are, God! I am discovering that prayer is more about you than about me. Like Moses knew that miracles were more about you than about him, teach me humble confidence. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Read Deuteronomy 8:2,3. Notice the goal and purpose of God’s path for the Israelites journeying through the desert for 40 years and relying on manna every day for food. What path is God using right now in your life to do the same thing?