Humility Has Nothing To Do With Putting Yourself Down

Many assume that humility has to do primarily with how you think about yourself.  If you “lower” yourself, then you’re humble.  But that’s not true.  You can’t arrive at humility by focusing on yourself.  Humility has more to do with how you think about others and God.

Humility is the daily decision to think of others as more important than yourself.  It’s the daily decision to humble yourself under God’s mighty hand.  It’s not putting yourself down, but putting others and God up.  Or, as C.S. Lewis put it more succinctly, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

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