This may not be the most interesting or even the most popular post because in this day and age everyone wants attention. There seems to be a lot of drama and ‘me first’ mentality. Everyone wants to be noticed. Just look at social media. We’re going live with our own stories. (I’m not criticizing, just saying.). Everyone wants a voice, wants to be seen and heard.
Humility isn’t popular and it’s hard. It takes practice. I can think of some popular people who were humble; Mother Teresa comes to mind. A humble person thinks more of others and less of themselves. They aren’t looking for recognition or the limelight. They don’t have to be the most important person in the room. It is a rare quality indeed.
Humility and gratefulness, last week’s character word, are closely related. People who are humble show gratitude to those who have helped them be successful. Humble people are wise. They realize that it takes other people to help them get to where they need to be. They don’t take the credit for their accomplishments alone.
Can you think of someone in your life who is humble? If you have met or know someone who exhibits humility, you are naturally drawn to them. You may even want to be like them. They just have this “something” about them.
One way to practice humility is to acknowledge that there is a Creator who has set the world in motion. I’m sure we all have experienced a tragedy or a failure in our lives at one time or another, which can bring us to our knees. That’s the first step in humility, getting on our knees. God lets us know that we are not in control of everything, as much as we would like to think we are. He wants us to seek Him with our hearts.
It doesn’t matter how much money we make, how successful we are, where we live or who we know. It could all be here today and gone tomorrow. We need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we need God and other people.
Humility will help you to live life to the fullest. When you change your habits, you change your life. Prayer has worked wonders and miracles for me. If it happened for me, it can happen for you.
This week, I’m pleased to announce that Character & Virtue is officially a business. I have some great ideas for this company. Stay tuned…..