Micah 6:8 (ESV)
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Have you ever been humbled by nature? Have you ever walked through a field of tulips or watched a sunset and been reminded of how incredibly awesome God is and how small you are by comparison? It’s humbling. The Hebrew word avanah is what we translate as “humility,” but the literal definition of avanah is to occupy your God-given space in the world—not to overestimate yourself or your abilities, and to not underestimate them either.
We live in a world of likes, retweets, followers, fans, and favorites, and it’s easy to determine our self-worth based on how many—or how few—of these we have. Even many of our national leaders model a lifestyle based on belittling people with different views while bragging about themselves.
What if, just for today, you resolved to simply serve others by taking up the space God has given you to occupy? Nothing more, nothing less.
Dear Lord, help us to occupy the space that You have given to us. Help us to do what You have planned for us to do and not try and do more than You planned. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.