God Loves the Humble Hearted
To be humble doesn't make you less of a person!
Humility is what it takes to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit
1 Peter 5:5 In the same way, you younger men, be in subjection to the older men. But all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the haughty ones, but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble one.
What is humility? In this proud world, some may think that humility suggests weakness or lack of confidence. Often, though, just the opposite is true. Showing humility calls for strength and courage. Humility has been defined as “the attitude opposite of pride and arrogance.” Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility consider others superior to you. It is not easy for imperfect humans to cultivate humility. But we can learn to be humble if we reflect on our standing before God and follow in the footsteps of his Son. Romans 12:3 For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone there among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think, but to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as God has given to him a measure of faith.
Humility comes from the Latin word humilis, which literally means low. If you feel humility in front of someone, you feel small in the scheme of things — that you are just a simple, insignificant person. Someone who spends his life taking care of others shows humility. Although it's related to humiliation (which makes you feel low in a bad way), humility is usually used to talk about a lack of ego. A person or a place can be humble, but a person who brags about being humble, or not proud, may have too much pride in being "humble" to actually be humble.
Am I Humble?
I believed that I was very humble, but not too long ago I realized that I needed to work on Humility, but I was busy pointing fingers at people people that I felt that needed to be more humble towards others, I associated humility with being kin because I always helped people, but being humble is more than just having compassion towards others, but compassion is a big part of it. I was living in the ignorance of separating people based on their Race/Social Status/ and their background, I never new it I did that. I stereotyped people, when it came to places that I would go, and refuse to go, I needed to learn to be more simple as a person, accepting people for whom they are, etc... See people the way that Good sees all of us.
Characteristics of a humble person:
A life that honors God honors the principle called humility. Humility is an attitude of being gentle, considerate, kind, and gracious, putting others in front of self. The process of humility begins when you realize that everything is not about you. People who honor humility don’t think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less, humble people honor others and treat others with dignity.
A humble person has the ability to accept criticism. In fact, stays grounded, he/she does not let success get to the head or failure pull him/her down, accepts that there are areas requiring improvement. Humility begins with suppression of egoism. It is in removal of "I know" and "I have" from your vocabulary, "A great man is one who does not know of his greatness, but lowers himself below others."
Humility is to understand that ' the more I come to know, I come to realize that I know nothing at all'. Humility is to know your insignificance in the world, apologize whenever we are wrong, sometimes even when we are right just to keep the peace, being humble by understand that everybody is right in their own way, and hs the right of their own opinion.
We want to be Like Jesus our Teacher & our Lord
We still can become Humble Hearted People
John 13:1-15 Jesus, having loved his own who were in the world, loved them to the end, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to Go. Jesus got up from the evening meal and laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. After that he put water into a basin and started to wash the feet of the disciples and to dry them off with the towel that was wrapped around him. ( He knew that one of his apostle was about to betray him, & he still washed their feet). After Jesus washed their feet and had put his outer garments on, he again reclined at the table and said to them: “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are correct, for I am such. Therefore, if I, the Lord and Teacher, washed your feet, you also should wash the feet of one another. For I set the pattern for you, that just as I did to you, you should also do. ( He set the example for us to fallow not to think as a nice gesture & forget about it)
Jesus himself once said: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father also.” (John 14:9)
Jesus reflects his Father’s personality so perfectly that observing the Son is like seeing the Father. Therefore, as we imitate Jesus, we draw closer to Jehovah, the greatest Personage in the universe. What a reward for imitating the qualities and ways
of his Son!
Jesus chose to live in humble circumstances unencumbered by many material things, Matthew 8:20 But Jesus said to him: “Foxes have dens and birds of heaven have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay down his head.” Jesus Said; Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for yourselves.
We can we be Humble
Our attitude Humility restrains us from overstepping our authority. If we recognize that we are not authorized to sit in judgment, we will not be quick to criticize others for their faults or question their motives. Humility helps us to avoid being “overly righteous,” looking down on those who may not have the abilities or privileges that we have Ecclesiastes 7:16 Our Words In conversations with others, we will avoid focusing on our own achievements and privileges, I made that mistake many times without trying, I am sure I made people feel small or thinking that I am arrogant ( people say that I am intimidating)
Humility will make us Tender Hearted, Jesus was tender
Tenderness is a facet of love and is akin to such “softer emotions” as compassion and mercy, gentleness and kindness, easily moved to sympathy or compassion; kind: a tender heart person that deeply cares about others, is loving, is considerate of others feelings and situations. Luke 1:78 because of the tender compassion of our God. With this compassion a daybreak will visit us from on high, 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort. A tender person is moved to make a difference in the lives of others, just like Jesus Came and made a different in our Lives. The tender affections of compassion” are part of the new personality that all Christians are expected to put on Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you have unity of mind, fellow feeling, brotherly affection, tender compassion, and humility.
As we reflect on Jesus’ humility and tenderness, we are surely moved to keep on walking in his footsteps, fallow his example, be motivated to me more like God every day