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Make it Your Ambition to Be Small

Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.  1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.When God leads us to a season of success in any area, we must be cautious.

Long before man was created, Lucifer was one of the heavenly archangels who had the responsibility of leading the angels to worship God. But Lucifer (or Satan) became enamored with his beauty. He attributed his gifting and calling to himself and no longer gave glory to the One who rightfully deserved it. Then he was corrupted and fell to the earth, where he now roams.

We can fall into the same insidious and evil sin Satan embraced: pride. If we’re not careful, we will attribute our ability to stand in victory to our own doing—a dangerous thing. Pride comes before a fall, so taking heed lest we plummet to the ground from our high place without a safety net is important.

When we remain humble, the Lord’s grace abounds in our lives. He gives grace to the humble but opposes the proud. We are to clothe ourselves with humility—a highly attractive attribute to God. Jesus Himself was meek and lowly of heart, so we should make it our ambition to be small in our own estimation and give all the glory to the Lord. 

Taking inventory of our lives and asking the Lord to show us any area where pride may have taken a foothold is crucial. Humbling ourselves before the Lord allows us to be secure in our hearts as we depend upon Jesus. Humility puts us in the place where the Lord will lift us up in His timing and in His way.

When God showers us with His grace, let's remember to give Him all the glory. Such an attitude pleases our Father. If we embrace humility, we will find that God's grace surrounds us like a strong summer breeze. 

God will enable us to stand when we kneel before our Master in meekness and humility.   

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Tom Toya

Tom Toya is a graduate of Jerry Jenkin’s Christian Writers Guild and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Benedictine University. He lives with his beautiful wife and his handsome Maltese in the Chicagoland area. He has had articles published by Christian Devotions, Inspire a Fire, Alive Magazine, The Upper Room, CBN, Live Magazine, God’s Word for Today, Gospel Today Magazine, and the Morris Daily Herald. He is a marketing director for a caregiving agency and loves to play the guitar and sing. You can read more of his writing by visiting his blog at sendme-tomandlou.blogspot.com.