I Am Probably the Most Humble Person Ever!

Humility is described both in the Bible and in the dictionary as the lack of pride. God makes it very clear in dozens of verses in His Word that He favors the humble over the proud and that pride is indeed sinful (Proverbs 11:2, Isaiah 4:12, James 4:6 and many others); in fact, in Proverbs 11:2, God tells us that humility leads to wisdom.

So where does that leave us? Many of you may be able to relate to this – I am involved in a charity that helps the neediest people in my community. Since I have been doing this and people have become aware of it, I hear all the time how wonderful what I’m doing is and that more people should be like me, which I really appreciate and I don’t want to seem ungrateful for those kind words – it does feel very good to hear those things. The thing that I struggle daily with is whether I am doing this out of gratitude for what God has done for me and out of obedience to His commands or am I really doing it because people think better of me for it. Is it because it feeds my ego (pride)? Most of the time, I feel like it is.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, true humility will come only through our conversations with God (prayer and the reading of His Word) and unblemished obedience to His command to serve Him by serving others. As for me, I’m still working on that. What about you?

Thanks for reading, please comment below.

5 thoughts on “I Am Probably the Most Humble Person Ever!

  1. keep doing what you are doing. it is ok to be pleased with your accomplishments as it will spur you to continue.

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  2. I am in the same place! I love doing things for others but every once in a while I wonder if my motives are pure! I love when others appreciate whatever I do – i’m Sometimes disappointed if it goes unnoticed and then – and sometimes I do it because it makes me feel good! I always try to make it an offering to God that day! I pray that somewhere in there is – Humility!

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    1. Amen Delores! The way I look at it is that we are being true to what we think we are being called to do and in the mean time, people in need are being helped. I don’t intend my lack of certainty about my motivations stop me from serving those in need and my b=guess is that you don’t either. Thanks for the reply! God bless.

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  3. Such a battle sometimes to truly desire God to have all the glory, and not want to steal just a tad of it for ourselves! I pray daily God will continue to change my heart everyday to look more and more Like His and to place His desires in me!!!! And to help me get out of the way so He can truly shine through me!!! Work in progress here in Houston! So grateful for His faithfulness!

    “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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