Proverbs 22:4 "True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life." ~NLT
When I was in the hospital after my accident, I was literally 'born again'. I couldn't walk, I couldn't bathe and I could not go to the restroom by myself. I needed help with everything. To be transparent, even down to wiping myself. I remember being embarrassed when the nurse had to help me with that.
Then, when I got used to the nurse and it was time for me to go home, I had to entertain the fact that my wife had to take on those same duties.
My wife! The beautiful woman I married. The beautiful woman who looked to me to take care of her. Now I would need her to take care of me. This was an incredibly embarrassing time for me. But as I learned scripture, God strengthened my spirit. My Spirit began to transform my feeling of embarrassment and I became filled with humility.
You see that was the worst for me. I was literally a baby that had to be taken care of and the Lord put me in the hands of my wife. Any strong man would not want to be in that position. But God put me there to show me that I needed to become used to being in that position. He would allow me to stand again but he wanted me to assume that position of humility with Him so that He could bless me to bless others by Him.
He could not do that from where my mind used to be. He would not do that when all that was accomplished by me, I would only give myself credit for. No, God needed me to be humble, on my knees and to live with my only concern being what He thought about my actions and not man.
Living in my testimony of humility I can stand strong in the validation that God is in control. I can tame my worry and bring to submission my doubt because God has already shown me that He had great intentions for me despite what I went through. Regardless of what I thought I looked like going through it.
As this year comes to a close, let us all hold on to what is important, and that is God’s will in and for our lives. Not what we want, but what He wants for us. Not what we think we look like to others, but what we look like to Him. Our humility is our intention to do God’s will. It is when we let Him know through our actions that no matter what, we will live godly lives in the name of His Son.
May God bless and keep you under His umbrella of protection now and forever.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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