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' perspectives.
Humility is having a fear of the Lord in friendship with Him, which eliminates the 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."
EMBRACING OUR CALLING IN CHRIST
God is shaping both meekness and humility within His Bride, through our being willing to confess and receive the love of Jesus into our heart and put on the Lord Jesus Christ as we walk in the Spirit day by day -- that we may step into the full expression of His purpose for our life as sons and daughters of God.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY