“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less” (C.S. Lewis).
Many people mistake humility as thinking less of yourself. This is not true. Thinking badly of yourself is low self-esteem; it is not humility. Humility comes with maturity and respect. It is not being consumed with thoughts of yourself, whether good or bad, but rather showing an interest in others.
Humility is becoming a servant to others around you. Matthew 20 explains how even Jesus came to earth for the purpose of being a servant! To be humble is to be obedient to God: “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Phil 2:8, NIV).
To be humble is to center your thoughts, your motivation, and your whole person on Christ. It is relying on God completely, realizing you need Him. It is acknowledging how truly sovereign and powerful He is.
When a person is humble, their ultimate goal is not their own glory or success, but God’s alone.
Philippians 2:3-5 says, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (NAS).
Today, be humble! Focus on God’s kingdom and His glory!