Daily Reflections

Steps of Humility

March 30, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. —James 4:10

There are certain things we know we need to do. If we’ve never made things right with someone, we need apologize. Or maybe we struggle with a temptation but have never told anyone about it and asked them to pray.

All too often, it’s pride that keeps us from taking that step.

When I speak at conferences, I often ask women, “How many of you know there’s some step of humility God wants you to take, but you’re finding it tough to take that step?” Hands go up across the room. I then remind them that the battle will stop as soon as they raise the white flag of surrender and say, “Yes, Lord.”

The longer you delay, the harder it is to obey God. If you have a struggle going on in your heart right now, would you wave the white flag of surrender? Put one foot in front of the other and say, “Yes, Lord.”

You can’t imagine the joy that waits on the other side of humility and obedience.

Make it Personal

What step of humility is the Lord asking you to take today?