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What Can Weddings Teach Us About Humility


Luke 14:7-11 (NLT) "When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honour near the head of the table, he gave them this advice: When you are invited to a wedding feast, don't sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also been invited? The host will come and say 'Give this person your seat' Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table! Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, 'Friend, we have a better place for you!' Then you will be honoured in front of all the other guests. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted"


This piece of scripture is so practical today, it is unbelievable. We've all been invited for events at some point in our lives, apparently Jesus also has some advice for us in this area. It is amazing how complete the Bible is in dealing with every area of our lives, you mean God also has a code of conduct for His children when we go out? 😏

The lesson in this story is found in the last line "...for those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted". 
"Exalt themselves": Over estimation of who they are
"Humble themselves": Having the right estimation of who they are

In context, only the Host really knows where you stand in his hierarchy of friends, and because of this uncertainty, Jesus advices us to make an assumption. Assume you are not an important guest when you are invited for an event, so that when the Host sees you, your true status can be revealed to you either secretly or openly. 

If you think of a balloon, when it is over inflated, it bursts and makes a loud noise that distracts everyone in the room...but an already deflated balloon still has the opportunity to be inflated to the right size in order to beautify the room.

When you over estimate yourself and someone more distinguished comes in, the loud noise from your balloon bursting will make the crowd aware of your real status and that leaves you feeling embarrassed, but if you sit with the crowd and the host sees you, your walk to the high table will be the inflation of your balloon to a size that leaves you distinguished in the eyes of everyone.


Whenever you go for weddings now and the ushers direct you to a seat, don't argue with them and explain how important you are to the bride and groom, just follow their instructions. If a table has already been reserved, please find somewhere else to sit, or stand if you have to, when the host sees you, your status will either be revealed secretly or openly.

Practice humility by asking questions, Paul Shoemakers, founder of Social Venture Partners, a network of leaders supporting social change around the world, says he starts any meeting with a question instead of a solution. It takes humility to show what you don't know instead of what you do know, and it just infuses oxygen into the meetings and creates great outcomes

Constantly think of how massive the universe is, and how little you are in the grand scheme of things. We need God every single day, we are but mere dust whom He has chosen to elevate...He does the elevating, not you.

Lastly, i got this line from my pastor a few weeks ago "Humility Is No Longer Just A Virtue But A Strategy". When you should have an inflated ego but choose to think of yourself less, it elevates your brand in the eyes of others. Pastor Adeboye, Sam Adeyemi, Robert Morris and even Don Jazzy are classic examples, we can learn a few things from them.

Watch this beautiful short clip on Humility below;


Father, i thank You for your word that says in Matthew 5:5 "God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth", i receive this promise today in Jesus Name. I ask for the Wisdom to never over estimate who i am, help me always remember i am nothing without you in Jesus Name. AMEN!!!

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