Sir Godfrey Gregg
A Humble Heart is a Key to Godly Favour
Unfortunately, many women fall under this same category. But God did not make women stand alone, nor did He make them pull the weight of the entire world. Christianity cannot be lived alone, and Christians are called to work together toward the common goal of strengthening the believers and leading the lost to Christ. This takes not only patience but unity, faith and incredible humility.
Humility is the virtue that allows a believer to admit that they cannot do it alone. They cannot always see where God is leading them. They do not always make the best decisions, and even make foolish ones from time to time. They cannot always withstand temptation alone. They cannot always fight off attacks from the enemy alone. They can be weak. They can be given to crazy thoughts and even crazier actions. This is normal. It’s called humanity. And admitting one’s humanity requires humility. But amazingly, because of their humility, God can still use them despite their humanity.
God loves to live and move through a humble believer. It is in their weaknesses that His strength and power are magnified. If someone is arrogant and prideful, they assume the position of guide, counsellor, even saviour in their life. This kind of mindset denies God and His authority in a Christian’s life. But God stated in His Word that He resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)
Every Christian woman can receive favour from the Father, grace enough to compensate for her faults and shortcomings. The key is a heart of humility.