Humility or being humble is one of the hardest traits to learn, especially in these times, but is in reality one of the most important traits a person can have who is interested in success. A person who is humble knows when to be quiet and when to speak, even though people around them may expect for them to be willing to fulfill social norms.
The greatest people among us are always willing to be small if it means that success can be achieved. A level headed person knows that life isn’t about being superior to your fellow man, and is more about being superior to your former self.
Acquire the experience of being humble. Realize there is always room to learn, no one is perfect including yourself, and be willing to share your success to help others along the way.
Hard work, and a humble resolve are the catalysts for some of the greatest things known to mankind. Show how much of a difference that you can make in your own life and in the lives of the people around you by living in this way.
In our daily lives, it can be all too easy to get brought down by the little details while overlooking the bigger picture. All too often, this can lead to discontentment, causing us to become unhappy with our lives as we forget to focus on what is most important.
But what does it mean to be humble?
To be humble is to realize how weak we are, how helpless we are to change the course of our lives in our own power. It’s to ask God for His forgiveness and to trust Him for His guidance. That’s what He wants to see abiding in our hearts.
He wants us to realize and confess our helplessness, our sinfulness, and our complete need for Him in our lives; and we can do exactly that, regardless of the depth of the flaw, since we know God will never reject those who come to Him with a humble spirit:
Even if we believe we’re being humble, it’s often difficult in our current society to show as much humility as the Lord would like. Culturally, we’ve moved further away from God’s ways and instead placed focus on the world’s ways. Humility is not seen as a positive trait—it’s seen as a weakness—and in a lot of cases, humility is seen as a flaw that should be avoided at all costs.
Just think about your own social or professional life. How often do you hear someone around you admit they were wrong or made a mistake? When was the last time you admitted such things?
These days, people are afraid to admit wrong or unveil a weakness, and instead let themselves move to a position of pride. Once there, it’s easier to lie, make excuses, or ignore personal issues rather than face them in humility. And in God’s plan, pride becomes an obstacle that halts His mercy.
To put pride aside and receive God’s full blessings, we must come to God through Jesus, confess our need and weakness, and ask Christ to cleanse and receive us. We must ask Jesus to take control of our lives and guide us every step of the way.
It’s then that pride will be put aside and the doors opened to receive His full blessings. Remember this passage as you turn your back on your old ways: Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4