Because humility was the first thing Jesus spoke about Himself and because it was the secret He wanted to teach us for a victorious life. He yielded to the Father so the Father and all His powers could work through Him. This made Jesus’ yoke easy, His burden light. Before one can humble themselves before men, there must be first a humbling of oneself before God.
First, our humbling must be in Gods’ sight. In other words, you wish that He knows your heart, before men do. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you.” James 4:10.
Second, humbling ourselves before God is to recognize we are placing ourselves under the mighty hand of God. “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;” 1Peter 5:6
It is comforting to know that we are yielding to God and not a tyrant. When we are under His hand, who can prevail against us and when we are under His hand it is by His power that we can exercise His authority.