Humility over Promotion
When you see people brag, or promote themselves constantly in public or on social media, does it ever bother you? Does it ever get annoying?
What about when you hear a celebrity or athlete deflect praise or attention, giving all the credit to her team or family? Does that kind of humility raise your level of respect for the person?
There's something about humility that connects with us, compared to attitudes of pride and self-promotion.
Humble people tend to be honest about their flaws, and most of us can relate to that because nobody's perfect, right?
How often do you tell people about your mistakes and where you need to grow? You may be surprised how much of a connection you can make to your friends and family, as you share vulnerably with them.
Humble people also realize they need help from others, and they are not superhumans who can do everything themselves.
Think of all the people who have helped you in your life. None of us is truly self-sufficient, but we were built to need people. That's why we can thrive even more as we reach out to others for support, and work with them to achieve even greater goals.
That's the idea of humility, and this is a huge part of the message of Christianity -- that we actually need not just other people, but God. Asking God to guide our lives is the ultimate step of humility, but it actually makes us stronger than we could have dreamed. When we live our lives for Jesus, we have access to God who provides a foundation for our lives and a source of inner strength and security. Perhaps this is why Jesus said, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
The invitation is here
It’s time to get ready
You’ve been invited to the masquerade
Throw open the doors to your walk in closet
That’s bigger than your room itself
With so many masks to choose from
So many people you could become
The bright blood red mask
To become the loud and proud power hungry monster
The subtle yellow mask
To become the humble, no so obvious power hungry monster
The pale blue mask
To become the sad, over-looked power hungry monster
You take several, just in case
Different masks for the same goal
You must be prepared to get ahead
No matter what it takes
Sacrificing your true face at the alter of fame
Slowly being erased away so you never, ever have to feel shame
How does this fit into the bigger picture? What might this mean for my life?