Can we be humble and confident? Absolutely. And I think we need to strive for it!
We must all strive to become more humble, says Steven E. Snow, who is 67 years old. Being humble isn’t out of date. It doesn’t mean we’ve given up or are not right. And being humble surely won’t leave an impression of weakness. There were times in my past where individuals truly amazed me and left me striving to be more like them … more humble. Times when someone remains kind, poised, and without pretense when threatened. Times when someone is under attack, being showered with flattery, or even exemplifies expertise in their field, yet they remain humble. These people I find courageously humble, quietly confident, and graciously wise.
We don’t become humble by accident. We have to first be inspired. Then we make it our passion. We must strive to be humble. Here are a few verses that I drilled down on to help impress upon myself the need be humble.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:12 ESV
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 ESV
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 ESV
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6 ESV
Whenever I am really forthright with myself, there is a little twinge of “I should be better.” But today’s thoughts are never about what we should have been. Today’s have hope for the future!
Today we’ve done okay. Tomorrow let’s strive to become more humble.
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN
Author of Fulfill Your Legacy