Rooted Series [#2]: Proverbs 11:2

Rooted Verse #2:

[Proverbs 11:2]

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace,

but with humility comes wisdom.”

 

Last week I picked this verse because as I said in my last post, God has called me into a unique leadership position for this upcoming year at my job. And because of that, I never want to think or believe I can do it on my own. I know that the moment I start trying to rely on myself, I will stumble and fall.

Instead, I want to rely heavily on the Lord, and never reject the help of another person simply because I think I can do it on my own. I definitely don’t know it all, and I never want to think or believe that I know it all.

So I loved praying over this verse for the past week. Continually praying, “Lord teach me humility. Give me wisdom through humility and let me not become prideful in thinking I know everything. Teach me, and let me learn.”

Last Monday I drove 4.5 hours to DC at 4:30am with my team for a leadership meeting. Being in DC was awesome, but driving there that early threw off my prayer time with the Lord. I realized on Tuesday, that I hadn’t dedicated any time to spend with my Father in Heaven either day, and what resulted was faster burnout, and just feeling “off.”

Since I was praying over this verse, I was quickly reminded that, “humility brings wisdom,” and it is so easy to have pride at the start of my day and choose myself first.

Sleep for 10 more minutes

Straighten my hair

Go to the gym

Drive to work

Scroll my newsfeeds

I’ll do anything else except carve out time for the One who gives me life. And I can feel it when I choose myself over Him at the start of my day.

After feeling that way, I made sure to carve out a little bit of time for the Lord before going to work on Wednesday. As I journaled, halfway through my page, I felt the shift in my day. I felt better energized, I felt more hopeful, I felt peace. All because I carved out a few minutes for my Savior, first.

It’s not easy, and there are definitely still days I get prideful and choose myself first before carving out time for God, but we need to remember to choose Him first in humility, and seek His wisdom. He gives us the fruit of our life. He is our daily bread. He is the One who gives us life, strength, and wisdom to make it through the day.

So I want to challenge you, as it has challenged me, to take that extra couple of minutes in the morning to create a space for Him to reenergize and teach you. Create a space for Him to surprise you, and bless you at the start of each and every day.

And because I am currently in a season of fearing these words that I am preaching to myself and doubting them to be true…

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Rooted Verse #3:

“… say to those with fearful hearts –

Be strong, do not fear; your God will come,

He will come with vengeance;

with divine retribution He will come to save you.”

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