The Power of Humility

The Power of Humility

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Esther was born to a people who were exiles in Persia, at the time arguably the most powerful nation in the world. She had no power base, resources, or special skills. Yet within a short time, she became the queen, saved her people, and changed the course of history. How did this miracle take place?

One reason for her remarkable impact was a humble, submissive spirit. In every situation, she consistently was a good listener, and had a good attitude. She listened to advise, whether that came from Mordecai or the king’s eunuch.

For example, her turn to “go to the king” may have been the most important moment of her life. The king’s reaction would determine her fate. Esther had many choices but she submitted to the eunuch and did whatever he recommended. This humility was a key reason for her success. And God blessed her and she “won the favor of everyone who saw her.”

These principles still are true. We may face problems that appear overwhelming. But, no matter what our situation, the Bible urges us to seek humility and reject pride.

The promise is that God has prepared great blessings for us. He desires to grant us favor and pour out His Spirit on us. First, however, he looks at our hearts. Are we independent or proud? Or, like Esther, are we humble, focused on God and His kingdom, and always ready to serve?

Remember. The Bible says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10). If you are humble, He is ready to grant you favor and bless you in ways you never thought possible.