Humility

5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

1 Peter 5:5-7

Quotes

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”

J.M. Barrie

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”

Winston S. Churchill

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”

C.S. Lewis

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway

“A great man is always willing to be little.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflection

Humility is a unique core value, because of my background in athletics and accumulating knowledge on a number of subjects; It’s definitely a value I have to be aware of because it feeds into one of my major weaknesses of being a lone wolf. Being a lone wolf is how pride tends to manifests itself in my life. Some may not see it as a pride issue, but for me personally it is.

I’ve never felt and I still don’t feel inferior to anyone no matter the status of the individual, because at the end of the day we’re all human. A person’s position, authority, or accomplishments are definitely to be honored and they’ll get the full respect of what’s due in context of the situation, and I can appreciate that people do certain things better than me and vice versa.

I believe, being humble does, not mean you lack confidence, on the contrary I don’t think you can completely embody being humble without having a confident hope. Truly confident people, from what I’ve observed, have no problem with letting others be all who they are even getting attention. I believe being humble is just doing and thinking of ways to make the lives of those around me better. The theme verse incapsulates Who my confident submission should be in.

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