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6 Reasons Why Humility Is Powerful

taolife-c_s_-lewis-humility-is-not-thinking-less-of-yourself-but-thinking-of-yourself-less_For some reason when we hear that a person is humble it almost drums up the negative view that they are weak. Not true! People who have learned how to walk in humility are some of the most powerful people there are! A prideful person might look powerful but it is really an illusion. (False Pride and being prideful is not the same as having pride in what is well done ). There is a huge difference between prideful and confident. A confident person is a humble one as well. Some of the ways that humility is powerful are these:

  1. Humility takes away false pride. It is absolutely impossible to be prideful and humble at the same time. A prideful spirit exalts itself. Humility embraces other things outside ourselves.
  2. We are in a place of more acceptance. We talked about how acceptance is a basic human need. Humility opens us up to more outside acceptance and more acceptance from God. God can not work with a prideful person but He can empower a humble one!
  3. Humility causes us to see things we normally would not see. While pride focuses on itself, humility opens us to see new things as they blossom. Do we really want to miss the blessings we could be receiving?
  4. The human heart loves to give even when we do not realize this. We are always happier when giving toward someone else and their life. Humility creates in us a cheerful giver.
  5. People who walk in more humility learn more things and become more wise in decisions. Ever try to teach a prideful person something that might help them? Its impossible! Humility opens us up to learning new empowering ways.
  6. Humility brings more success in life. Exchanging ideas and learning new things is what makes this world spin for us! A prideful person will never receive the benefit of becoming as successful as God desires our lives to be. Humility breeds success because instead of closing us off, it opens us up!

There are many more ways that humility can be powerful. One is that humility “listens” instead of closes off other opinions. Some of our greatest beauty as people is our diversity. Learning from other cultures, ideas, and opinions, is what makes this world worth living in. We are meant to grow to understand, and to understand in more depth. Our acceptance of one another does not mean we accept all ideas and opinions. It means that we powerfully embrace the hearts of others even if we can not embrace some things about them. Isn’t that what God wants for us?

 

Love Always,

Pastor Jenine Marie Howry

http://jeninemarie.com

 

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  1. I love this post, Jenine. It makes me grateful. I have so many things to work on and so many things that need improving, but, for the most part, I am humble and teachable and open to seeing another point of view.

    I like when I’m not overwhelmed by a post and think, “Ugh, more to work on.” I mean, I like the information, but I can only handle so much in myself that needs changing.

    Okay, all that said, I’ll probably wake up in the morning and go, “I’m not humble. Who am I kidding?” If that happens, thanks for a great resource. LoL. I’ll leave another comment then.

    Love you and your blog!

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  2. lol !! Encountering teaching can be overwhelming. I used to listen in church and think every single message was pertaining just to me. I got so overwhelmed with that way of thinking. Eventually I learned to take what I need and leave the rest. That is an old Al-Anon thingy from way back. I remember a young lady who came to me for ministerial counseling once. She was so upset because she felt like she had to leave her church, which she dearly loved. She explained to me that every single Sunday she left feeling like she could never ever be right, was always a mess, and completely wrong just as she is. This young woman convicted herself of literally everything, whether she needed it or not and whether it was God’s idea or not! She seemed to give grace to everyone accept herself. It took awhile but she finally got past feeling like every teaching was something she needed to do for herself. She made me look at myself though. I realized that in a lot of ways I used to do the same thing. I played Holy Spirit Jr to literally every teaching there was whether I needed it or not! Amazing what happens when we realize that we dont need to be set free from something. Sounds funny now, looking back, but was not funny or fun at the time! Now I am just me, even if I am wrong, and that is ok. I figure God knew what He was getting into when He chose me and He knows how to lead me to do better. So, the pressure is off! LOL Thank GOD!

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