Giving Over Control to God
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:6
There is nothing that will humble a person more than failure. A gambler who loses his entire paycheck is temporarily humbled. An alcoholic who loses his family is temporarily humbled. The problem with this type of humbling is that the situation is the thing that humbles the person. When we get humbled by a mess that we have made, the humbling usually doesn't last. And before we know it, we've messed up again.
If we want to rebuild broken-down boundaries, we must first humble ourselves under God's mighty hand. When we humble ourselves, we give up control of our situation and ask God to come in and take over. When we humble ourselves, we give God permission to come in and help us change-permanently. The problem with situational humbling is that it just doesn't last.
Dear Lord, teach me what it means to humble myself under Your mighty hand so that You may lift me up in due time.
Journal: In what areas of your life do you need to give over control to God?
Living Well by Carole Lewis