May 5, 2012

True Humility is not Degrading

Humility was a tough concept for me to comprehend. Taught from childhood to place wants and needs of others always above my own, I equated humility with taking care of others and ignoring my own feelings and needs. I have learned that true humility is not degrading; it doesn't require that I neglect my own needs. In fact, humility is not measured by how much I can do for other people, but by my willingness to do my part in my relationship with God.

By admitting I am powerless, I make room for the possibility that God can do all those things that are beyond my reach. I begin to learn about what is, and is not, my responsibility. As this becomes clear, I am better able to do my part, for myself and for others, and better able to ask God to do the rest.

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