September 30, 2017

Humility Is Not Shame

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” – Proverbs 11:2 As Christians, we often link humility and shame together. Saying bad things about yourself is not humility, it’s shame. Hiding is not a sign of humility, it’s shame. A humble person is a vulnerable person. They’re willing to allow their close friends and family to see their imperfections, their struggles, their sins, their worries, their anxieties. While vulnerability might feel like weakness, it’s actually strength. It’s bold, it’s strong, and it’s courageous. The truly humble person is the strong person — they don’t find a need to constantly defend themselves, to always bite back, get angry, and yelp like a little dog. They have the quiet dignity of a Great Dane. Prayer Give me humility, Lord. I want to be bold, strong, and courageous. Reflection How do you feel when you are humble?

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