WoW 052: On humility [Words of Wisdom]

Humility is perhaps the most under-celebrated and least known virtue. So it is vital to pay attention and search for it.

​When pride is fuel, and selfishness reigns, humility is strangled, and ruin follows.

A life worshiping self is destructive, empty, and doomed.

A life of worshiping God is the highest and most valuable, and humility is the foundation for a good life.

The more humility, the less selfishness because it's not all about you.

The more humility, the less humiliation because you know you're loved.

The more humility, the more peace amidst the storm.

The more humility, the more fierce patience.

The more humility, the more gentleness in the face of conflict.

The more humility, the more reconciliation despite being wronged.

The more humility, the more meaning in uncertainty.

The more humility, the less longing for power and position.

The more humility, the more responsibility.​


"Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!"

The Prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 6:5

"The idea of peace is gorgeous until someone offends you and you have to be the one who walks across the hot coals of fear, anger, and frustration to rehab and restore the relationship. The Mayo Clinic writes, "Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for improved health and peace of mind. Forgiveness can lead to healthier relationships, improved mental health, less anxiety, stress and hostility, lower blood pressure, fewer symptoms of depression, a stronger immune system, improved heart health, improved self-esteem." Despite the benefits of being a peacemaker, which entails forgiveness, patience, grace, and humility, we often choose not to engage in reconciliation and forgiveness. It just seems too hard for us to eat that slice of humble pie. Unfortunately, our pride that prevents us from pursuing reconciliation will imprison us in a cage of mental, physical, and spiritual illness. And like a virus that causes sickness, the toxins will spread to those we are in relationship with."

Derwin Gray, The Good Life


Where do I put myself first?

Is my life oriented to what I want or to seeking and following God?

How can I sacrifice for someone else today?

Am I expecting something in return when I serve others?

How quick am I to speak instead of listening?


Asking God to grow your humility is powerful.

Live wisely,


P.S. If your heroes aren't humble, find new heroes.​

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