Humility vs Limp Submission
Romans 12:3 says "For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned."
As Christians, my perception is that most of us read this text and gather that we are called to think lowly of ourselves. Too often, in the pursuit of humility, we fall into pitied self-loathing. We start thinking that we're not worthy of anything God has set out for us.
Wake up! This verse is a seesaw, hinging on the "but" right in the middle of the sentence. While many of us blindly comprehend the first half of this command, we frightfully back away after reading "but."
"To think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned."
Although it may not appear this way in our 21st century way of speaking, this, too, is a command. God could literally do anything and everything that can, could, would, should, has been, will be, and could ever (or not) be done. This idea shocks many of us into limp submission and we sit there waiting for God to miraculously do everything. What we tend to miss, though, is the blessing that he could, but instead, He chooses to use us.
His love for us, displayed here, is a desire to see our obedience in the work we do such that we mirror Him; so much so that the Holy Spirit presses our own desires out of the equation so that we begin to feel true joy in the creator of our work, and truly enjoy the work we do.