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Today’s topic is humility. Humility is one of the most well-known teachings in the Bible. I decided to use 1 Peter 5:6 to illustrate humility. “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.“
If you do not know what being humble means, or you simply want to learn how to be more humble, I am going to present you with 3 important truths to be a more humble person :
- We are Not Always Right – As human beings, we are not always walking encyclopedias and dictionaries of wisdom. We need to accept that we don’t know absolutely everything and our ideas are sometimes not that great, and sometimes they are amazing.
- We Need Help – Since I am Christian, my family believes that it is important to pray to God when we need help. I believe that praying brings us closer to God and it can also help us get the answers we need and the help we seek.
- We Are NOT Perfect – We all commit errors and make mistakes in our lives. The most important thing to do is to admit it to others, tell the truth and speak about mistakes openly, and never do it again. We can also always ask for help from others to change and improve ourselves. Just the fact that you are reading this post means you have humility and are seeking to be better!
Now that you know what humility looks like and what it means, you can go ahead and read 1 Peter 5:6 again. When we are humble and decide to ask for help, we will be blessed by God immensely.
Sometimes we feel embarrassed when we are around people who we think are better than us, but that doesn’t mean we should hide who we are and where we come from. Being humble means knowing who you really are, not acting like someone you are not.
A quote that I recently found expresses this in a way that is dear to my heart, “If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” Well done, Mother Theresa, for those beautiful and inspiring words!
Being humble has helped me be more understanding and it has made me a better person. Sometimes when we decide to listen to what others have to say, we can combine our ideas with others’ and make an effective plan. Remember, we are stronger together.
How will YOU apply the 3 Important Truths to Be a More Humble Person today?