I love that title! It’s my name and it should be yours too! Who are you? You are “NOT.” Hello NOT, I trust you are having a great morning! You may NOT be all that Not, but fear not, it is not all naught! Apart from Christ you are NOT, but with Christ you ARE. Your value comes from the relationship you can have with I AM.
I rejoice this morning because I know I AM. I am NOT, but I know I AM! This is the key to understanding humility. It is not about me…never was is not and never will be. It is all about HIM. Who is HIM? Him is I AM! Do you know Him?
I AM modeled true humility. He is the source of life and when we choose to abide with Him and have relationship with Him, we cease to resist the fact that my name is “NOT” and embrace the greatest truth that that does NOT matter, because I know “I AM.”
Philippians 2:2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very naturea God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very natureb of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.