… everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 14:7)
Humble pie isn’t tasty but eating it may expand your potential for greatness without increasing your waistline. Admit when you are wrong and be ready to acknowledge your mistakes and you will find that people will be far less likely to point their finger at your failures. You can apologize freely when you think more of others than yourself.
Humility is a practice of refocusing. We have such narrow interests and small perspectives when our thoughts center on “our” problems, accomplishments, and emotions.” Self- absorption is confining and so boring that it’s no wonder that those who live this way crave attention no matter the path they take to get it. Servant-hood springs from a desire to benefit others for the sheer joy of it rather than the bondage of servitude that drives us “to do what we’ve been told” for our own sense of being.
Jesus knew the secret of greatness. His awareness of the needs of others propelled him to the cross and thus God gave Him a name above every name. Getting your piece of the pie may satisfy for the moment but serving it to others has such sweet and everlasting rewards.