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The other day, I got to thinking about Humility. I began to ask myself exactly what is it and how does it affect us. I was taught that humility means to make ourselves lower than others in most every situation. “Wrong! This is wrong-minded thinking.” By doing this, the only thing it accomplishes is to lower one’s self-esteem. After looking the word up online from the Urban Dictionary, this is what was said about Humility.

“True humility is to recognize your value and others value. It is to see there is far greater than ourself into who we can become, who others can become, and how much more we can do and be. To be humble is to serve others and be for their good as well as your own. To be humble is to have a realistic appreciation of your great strengths, but also of your weaknesses.”

After reading this, I realized that in order to have true humility, we must be honest with ourselves and recognize that we should not deny the gifts that God has given to each of us. In fact, we should be sharing those gifts with others, so they may benefit from them also. We should also acknowledge our weaknesses and work on improving them. How many of us really take the time to think about this. I am positive that not many of us do.

True humility is right-minded, that is, we see the world and ourselves as God sees us — never making ourselves or others greater or