“Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before honor is humility.” Proverbs 18:12, NKJV.
A haughty, or prideful woman is deceived into believing that she doesn’t need God, yet the fruit in her life will show that she does. A prideful woman will keep trying and trying without God. She is deceived into believing she can live her way in sin without consequences, yet the very sin God wants her to turn from is destroying her.
It takes a humble woman to say I need God. You acknowledge that you can’t do it on your own. You can’t open the right doors. You can’t be what your family needs. You can’t have good success on your own. You can’t make an impact yourself, and if God doesn’t fix it, it will remain broken. Even as a strong woman, you show yourself to not be strong at all without God. Humble yourself and recognize that He is God with all strength, He is all-wise, He is all-powerful, and you are not. He made you, He knows you and He said He will do it for you, therefore, you will live humble toward God.
God has said He will be everything you need and He will. Your humility will always lead to obedience, and your obedience will always lead to honor. A heart of pride will ultimately dishonor you and destroy you, yet humility will always cause you to receive from God the very thing you seek. As you become a humble woman and trust God with your life, the honor, the wealth, the increase, the fulfillment in your life will surely follow.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to your daughter. Help her to be a woman of humility. She can’t do this on her own. You are God and she is not. Help her to live according to Who you are, and Who you have said You will be for her. Begin with humility and shape her into the woman of honor you have called her to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Proverbs 15:33, 22:4; 1 Peter 5:6; Matthew 6:33
Penned by Bernard Trippett