Humility has to be one of the most difficult qualities to embrace and exhibit. We live in a constant battle to prove ourselves and appear more than we really are. We like to appear in control. We like the image of having it together but the honest to goodness truth is that none of us are that good.
Humility can only come from an honest assessment of self and a transparency before the Lord and people of our true self.
Humility is the outward expression of someone who is comfortable in their own skin and has set aside the pressure of appearing to be someone you are not.
Humility doesn’t allow for the lowering of others for the elevation of self.
Humility has a willingness to personally pay for or take the heat from someone else’s failures as well as one’s own.
Humility allows you to do what is right even when it doesn’t appear so to others and not compromise integrity to ensure others think well of you.
Humility learns from mistakes without the need to blame someone else.
Humility dismantles entitlement.
Humility relieves us of the pressure to defend ourselves at all cost in social media.
Embrace humility. It is one of the biggest reflections of your integrity that people may never know. In fact people who don’t get humility may mistake it for weakness. That’s ok because we have to let go of the idea that we have to justify or prove ourselves or be approved by any and everyone. We live to please the Lord and he calls us to be humble. We can trust the path God calls us to because he will defend our cause. He will speak for us. He will uphold and strengthen and exalt us far more than we could ever do for ourselves!