So today I want to complete the Humility part of our character development.
Humility is an essential ingredient of the Christian life.
- It takes humility to truly worship God. Worship is the ultimate act of declaring that God is God and we are not.
- A humble person has a healthy self-esteem.
- It takes humility to be truly honest. Pride tells lies, exaggerates, hides, pretends, and misrepresents, with the purpose of covering up our failures. Humility tells the truth even when it reveal something about us we would rather not have known
- It takes humility to obey. Obedience requires giving up my way.
- It takes humility to be teachable. Humble people are lifelong learners who do not disregard the input of others, even in areas they feel knowledgeable.
- It takes humility to serve. Serving requires us to set aside our prestige, position, and rights in order to serve others.
- It takes humility to wait. Waiting means allowing God to direct us instead of pushing our agenda.
- A humble person is a broken person. A person who exudes humility is usually someone who has had an experience that has broken their pride. Failure and loss has a way of stripping away pride. At the point we feel most useless, that's when God can use us most.
Tomorrow we will start on our next Character Building trait: Contentment
(this one may hurt)