How Jesus Demonstrated Meekness (Philippians 2:5-8)

1. Christ yielded His right to wealth

2. Christ yielded His right to a good reputation

3. Christ yielded His right to be served

4. Christ yielded His right to physical comforts

5. Christ yielded His right to make His Own decisions

Perhaps the most difficult right to yield is the right of making final decisions. Without yielding this right to God, we will never experience God’s full potential for our lives. When Christ was on earth, He made no decisions on His own but did only that which was directed by His Heavenly Father. His continual attitude was “Not my will, but Thine be done.” Once we have that same attitude, it is then possible for God to accomplish His will through our lives. If we have the attitude that says, “I will do this no matter what God says,” then we are not following the example of Christ but of Satan. Isaiah 14 describes the fall of Satan and it reveals his attitude of pride and rebellion (v.v.12-14). Satan says, “I will….” The Lord Jesus says, “Father, not My will, but Thine be done.” If we want to live for God and be used by Him to make an impact upon this generation for Jesus Christ, then it is so important that we allow Him to make the decisions in our lives. Who’s authority are you submitted to? Are you controlled by the Holy Spirit? Have you ever yielded your rights to God?