We often assume that meekness and humility are the same, when really they are two different things entirely.
Numbers 12:3 talk about how Moses was the most humble man who had walked the earth in his time. Usually, when we think of Moses' humility we think of Exodus 4:10 when Moses said to God that he could not be used by God because he could not speak eloquently. However, this is not true humility. True humility does not make you think less of yourself. We see Moses' true humility in Exodus 33:15, when the Lord said that He was going to send Moses from the wilderness to the Promised Land, yet he responded saying, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here."
Moses had such close friendship and dependency in the Lord that he would prefer to stay in the wilderness with God than to step into the promised land without Him. This is true humility.
Humility is having a full dependency on the Lord and prioritizing God's perspective above peoples' perspective.
Humility is having a fear of the Lord in friendship with Him, which eliminates fear of man from existing in your heart.
Humility is to take the hidden road because you know that your Father's affirmation is greater than words of flattery from the masses.
WHY IS GOD CALLING FOR MEEKNESS?
A good example of meekness is how Jesus carried all authority, yet He only stepped out when His Father told Him to (see John 5:19-20).
Meekness is the ability to wield power and authority under the direct guidance and council of the Godhead.
Meekness is the ability not only to speak when God says to speak, but to also stay silent when He tells you to be silent.
Meekness is to deny your will by taking up the will of God.
This is why Jesus said that the meek will inherit the earth (see Matthew 5:5). It is because the meek know how to keep in alignment with the will of God.
John 6:15 shows us a powerful picture of the meekness that Jesus walked in. It says, "When Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone."
DISCERNING OUR STEPS
Favor with man is outstanding. We should desire it. However, just because an open door or new platform before us looks glamorous does not always mean that we should step in. If we are not discerning our steps and keeping them in line with the will of God, then we could be derailing ourselves off of the path that God has for us. Many people have become limited in their CALLING simply because they were not willing to discern what doors to walk through and which ones not to.
God is shaping both meekness and humility within His Bride, as an act of love, that we may step into the full expression of His purpose for our life as sons and daughters of God. Allowing God to shape meekness and humility within us is pivotal with stewarding the CALLING of God that is over each of our lives. Now is a time to call out for meekness and humility.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY