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Humble Pie

March 26, 2018


Humility the state of freedom from pride or arrogance.   Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.


Humility does not in any way deny our own self-worth it simply allows you to acknowledge the worth of others.   Matthew 23:11 - But the greatest among you shall be your servant. "And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.


Humility not an easy task for many of us.  We certainly live in a "I'm gonna get mine - so figure out how you will get yours", street vernacular for "I will only look out for myself."  You see it everyday in the news, you hear it on the radio, at work and on the bus ride to work, you get my point. 


Humility does not call for you to be meek nor does it make you lower in stature, it does however build character.  Humility looks something like this, you have an MBA and are sitting in a staff meeting, the new hire with his Bachelor degree brings his ideas to the table.  Instead of you saying "Well, look kid, I have my MBA and I have been doing this for years, your idea, it will never fly in this business."  Instead you turn to him and say, that's great, let's see what you have to present to the team.  A simple demonstration of humility.  You have lost nothing and you might gain some new and valuable information.


Humility makes good leaders into great leaders.  Humble leaders consider the well-being of their team and are willing to get their hands dirty with the team.  They are in the trenches with those they have hired.  They can demonstrate humility and still maintain their position and title.


Humility it is not thinking less of yourself, however it is more about thinking of yourself less.


Humility you lose nothing and can gain so much if it is done with clean and pure intentions.


Have yourself a slice of humble pie and you will find that it will by-pass your belly and fill up your soul.


Meditate on that!






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