Are You Too Humble For Your Own Good?

She thinks she is a sinner.

He thinks he doesn’t deserve to overcome mistakes he made.

She believes it is God’s will she suffer in sickness.

He doubts God hears him when he prays. 

Such is a life of humility. The life of a Christian. 

So they say.

And I agree. I agree poor old sinners are worthy of sickness and defeat. 

But if you believe in Jesus; if you believe the finished work of the Cross; if you believe Jesus paid the price for your sin; if you believe there is no sin too great for the Blood of Christ; if you believe Jesus rose in victory and is seated on the throne at the right hand of God, you are not a sinner.

Romans 5:19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. 

And if you aren’t a sinner, there is nothing humble about living the life of a sinner. 

James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

Humility accepts the work of the Cross as final. Humility resists sin, sickness and defeat. Humility says, “Jesus, You paid for my righteousness, health, and freedom on the Cross, so that is the kind of life I will live.” Humility lives overcoming victory because of Jesus.

Do you want to know how?

It is going to take meditation on what the Word of God says. You will need to change old mindsets. And you will have to put your faith in action.

But it will be worth it.

Because you will know who the Bible says you are.

You will know who you are in Christ.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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