Humility consistently aligns with truth. It doesn’t try to twist it, embellish it, or hide it.
Humility thinks outside the lens of self-focus. It sees beyond the box of self-interest.
Hype is a mask that humility never wears. Humility is aware that any self-hype is a dangerous type of deception that sucks honesty down the pipe of pride.
Humility doesn’t live in spin, attempting to create a favorable image of itself. Its honesty is heroic. Humility under promises and overdelivers. All hype and no humility keeps the truth away. Humility has no hype.
Humility freely embraces being “poor in spirit” as the blessing that Jesus declared it to be in the Beatitudes. It denies self in order to seek God’s kingdom and submit to His authority.
Like Paul of Tarsus, humility openly says and believes, “O wretched man that I am,” and “I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no go thing,” and “Consider others better than yourself.” Humility is willing to band together with other Christ-followers in the openness and brokenness of ekklesia under the direct orchestration and leadership of the Holy Spirit.
Christianity that fits nicely within your comfort zone is counterfeit. The nominal Christian life requires no effort or humility.