Amy and I took the kids to see Prince Caspian last night. One of the greatest lines of the movie came near the end. After the Talmarines are defeated, Prince Caspian, Peter, Edmund and Susan kneel before Aslan. He says “rise kings of Narnia.” They all rise except Prince Caspian. He says again, “I said rise kings.” Prince Caspian responds, “I do not believe I am ready.” Aslan says, “It’s for that reason I know you are ready.”
Humility is the key to great leadership. I know my greatest moments have come when my King has spoken and I feel like I’m not ready. God can do more with my weakness through humility than all the strength and pride in the world. It is only through my humility and weakness that God can do His greatest work through me. When I am weak, He is strong.
This reminds me of an old song, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”
When have you felt weak and not worthy and God did great things through you?