"Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. Psalm 3:1-3
This was David crying out to God in the midst of a crisis, and God supernaturally lifted him out of the situation. Who do you cry-out or run to when faced with the challenges of life? According to Psalm 46:1; “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. Supernatural lifting is the result of divine intervention.
An outstretched hand from a child; is an invitation to be carried or lifted, and a struggle from a child being carried is an indication to be put down or left alone. Likewise, God only responds to those that turn to him for help. If you stretch your hands out to God and give yourself totally to him, he will lift you up supernaturally. But if you go outside the will of God for your life and want to do things on your own, He will not force Himself on you.
From Genesis to Revelation, everyone that enjoys God’s help and lifting have one major thing in common, HUMILITY. David humbled himself and he was lifted. Daniel humbled himself and he was promoted. Jesus Christ, our greatest example; humbled himself and he was lifted up. The swiftest way to supernatural promotion and lifting is humility.
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore, God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.” Philippians 2:5-9
Humility is an indispensable fundamental for divine lifting. The Lord lifts the humble and shows him His way, (Psalm 147:6, Psalm 25:9). Jesus Christ enjoyed God’s help and interventions, because He made Himself of no reputation and clothed himself with humility.
What is Humility?
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:1-4.
Humility is estimating yourself within the boundary that God estimates you (no more or less). See yourself as somebody saved by grace. You are inter-dependent on those who are placed above you, besides you and under you. When you maintain the right estimation of yourself in humility, you will keep looking up to God to shape your life through His word and never look down on people. 1 Cor. 12:12-27, James 1:19-21.
“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all.” Romans 12:3-5, 16 (NLT)
Jehovah is the Omniscient God and Jesus Christ knows this, so He obeyed Him even unto the death of the cross, and God lifted Him up. Obedience is impossible without humility. Humility demands that you obey God without conditions; you submit to those that are placed above you without contempt; you celebrate those that are placed besides you without contention, strife or rivalry; and you serve those that are placed under you without segregation and prejudice. 1 Peter 5:5-6.
Anything that revolves around you and makes you the focus is pride. Pride shifts your focus from God to you which tend to selfishness all the time, while humility shifts the focus from you to God. Beloved; God’s desire is for you to be supernaturally lifted, and the most powerful way to stay humble is to Praise God and celebrate man.