Loving Humble Pie

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Loving Humble Pie

Next time you are feeling unappreciated remember the root idea of the word humility is literally, “low to the ground.”

Your self-doubt and discouragement about your tiny place in the world may be the best thing that can happen to you.

In this fallen age, self-esteem has become our aim and we are driven to increase our influence and notoriety.

Paradoxically, in the beginning we were created to love and be loved and it turns out that humility attracts and generates love more than influence and notoriety.

Tolstoy said, “It is difficult for anyone to love those who are overly confident, proud and boastful. This shows the importance of living with humility and meekness. These qualities arouse love-the most important thing among people.”

The Bible weighs in: Psalm 131: “1 My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have calmed myself and quieted my ambitions. I am like a weaned child with its mother.”

Micah 6:8: “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Since God wants the best for us, He will continually shatter our pride because it makes us more loveable and able to love.

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