1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”
Humility is not my strong suit, which is ironic because I suffer from low self-esteem and imposter syndrome (an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be) – both of which can be overcome by relying on the Lord.
I am all too often duped by the Devil into believing that my blessings stem from my talent and hard work, not by the grace of God
This verse tells us to humble ourselves so that God may exalt us.
It Is His approval that we should seek, not our own and not that of others.
It is only by the love of Christ and guidance of the Holy Spirit that we stumble through this life with any measure of success.
The Lord’s exhalation will come to the Christian at the Judgment seat of Christ, when we receive the crowns as rewards for our service and sacrifice here in earth.
In the mean time, 1 Peter 5:8 reminds us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
Satan and his minions are after us. They want to trip us up so that we ruin our testimonies or make us apathetic to spreading the gospel.
They have been successful by infiltrating Christianity with prosperity gospels, enneagram “personality tests,” unbiblical meditation through “mindfulness,” and self-improvement programs.
That is why it is vital to humble ourselves and to “let go and let God.” If we seek His exaltation, and strive to fulfill the duties of biblical Christianity, we will see an increase in blessings and eternal rewards.
So be sober. Be vigilant. Humble yourself. This world is not our home so lay up your treasures in heaven, and the Lord God will exalt you.
Is there anything better than that?