“When a person lets go of the ego and humbles themselves, they will be setting themselves free to live in the truth, unmasked.”
– from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff
If we truly believe that each of us is a child of a king who wants nothing but the best for us, then we can be unstoppable. Not because of who we are, but because of who He is.
When we believe who He is, it will set us free to live in the truth, plus have the courage to be true, the courage to be vulnerable, and inevitably, free to be who we are!
The first step in being set free is to believe who He is and recognize the Truth.
During Jesus’ earthly ministry, one of His disciples, Thomas, asked Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (John 14:5, NIV)
Jesus’ reply was simply this:
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV)
Jesus is the Truth.
He was sent to die for our sins so that we could have everlasting life with the Father.
Believing in the Truth, believing in Jesus, is where we find freedom.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” (Galatians 5:1, NIV)
Jesus, the Son of God, humbled Himself first because He loved us so much so that we might be set free.
“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8, NIV)
When we recognize and believe that Jesus is the Truth, we realize that we must decrease our own selves so that He might increase in our lives.
As John the Baptist said, “He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV)
Here are some pieces of Scripture throughout the Bible that are about humility and why we should humble ourselves:
“Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” – James 4:10
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,” – 1 Peter 5:6
“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” – Matthew 23:12
“But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6
God loves you and He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for you so that you may have everlasting life with Him (John 3:16).
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Believe in Him and humble yourself.
When you do, you will be set free and have freedom in Christ so you can live in the truth, unmasked.
Parts of this blog post are from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff