Oh man is it hard to stay humble. I will readily admit that this is something I find difficult. And I think it’s something that many other people struggle with too. Let’s be honest, when you’ve worked hard on something it feels great to get a bit of praise and appreciation, especially when it’s from someone you look up to. But you have to look at where your heart is in all of this. Who’s approval are you seeking? If it’s the approval of others then yeah, it’s flippin’ hard to stay humble! If it’s wholeheartedly God’s approval, then surely it should be easy to remain humble; when you see what you’ve done compared to what Jesus has done. However, because none of us can say truthfully that we are completely and utterly only seeking the approval of God and not of man, humility is a constant battle for all of us. But this actually serves a good purpose as I find it makes me even more aware and in awe of Jesus’ humility. I mean, Jesus has loads of followers, he’s the son of God for goodness’ sake! Yet when he was on earth, he was known for his humility (among other things). It was one of the things that made him stick out from the others. The other religious leaders were extremely proud and didn’t ever do anything even remotely close to what Jesus did! I see this as a challenge to all of us, as yet another wonderful attribute of Jesus’ that we can’t help but long to copy. I believe that when we are being humble in our hearts and outwardly, more room is left for God to be glorified – and what better thing is there than that?
A big fat slice of humble pie