It takes courage to think about humility

Humility is what it is. It doesn’t try to impress other people. The phrase “humble beginnings” implies humility is something to be left behind, but to abandon humility is to surrender to ego.

Humility requires being honest about your faults, and mistakes. It requires the courage to openly admit when you’re wrong and the willingness to be looked down on by other people. Humility requires the loss of self-focus.

The feeling of awe is humbling. Our human nature is only willing to experience it briefly and infrequently.

Humility is open to learn. It is open to correction. Ego believes it already has things figured out.

Humility seeks to see things as they really are, not as it wants them to be. It recognizes and openly acknowledges personal weakness, flaws, and mistakes. When ego rises, humility sets like the sun.

True self-awareness causes great humility. As Paul of Tarsus said: “O wretched man that I am.”

Humility is to consider yourself as no better than anyone else. It feels no need to have other people’s applause, appreciation, or approval. It freely abandons self-focus.

Humility overflows with appreciation, gratitude, and thanksgiving. It realizes that even its merits are flawed and need mercy. Humility never boasts.

Humility produces inner peace and freedom from anxiety. It says no to ego.

The use of logic requires humility. We have to admit that there are laws, principles, and circumstances that we can’t control.

Life begins and ends with humility. It’s a gift that we’ve done nothing to deserve. Human pride is but an illusion.

To truly have a relationship with God requires that we check our pride at the door. Christian discipleship requires humility. Ego will never fully obey God.

What the Bible says about you: 
"Humble yourself."
"Deny yourself."
"Consider others better than yourself."
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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1 Response to It takes courage to think about humility

  1. Loretta says:

    Very helpful, thank you.

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