Humiliation increases humility, so if you have experienced a lot of humiliation or embarrassment then you should check if you have a pride problem.
Pride is the opposite of humility, it’s “look at all I have accomplished. I’ve been able to accomplish this and that, and others haven’t,” and “I’m greater than them,” “I can do it all on my own, I don’t need help, I don’t need anybody.”
Proud and selfish people are always thinking: “me, me, and me,” “what about me?” “I deserve to have the best, I deserve to be the first,” “I want to be in control, I want to have all the power, I want to be respected,” “I want this, and I want that.”
Humble people work to bring comfort and peace to the people around them, they don’t argue, discuss, and fight. They don’t get easily offended, don’t gloat, brag, or feel better than others.
Humble people easily apologize and say they’re sorry; they easily forgive and let go of other people’s mistakes. They don’t count or keep a record of wrongs done to them and don’t count good deeds done towards other people. They don’t always have to be right or have the last word. They are able to sacrifice and go through discomfort so that others can enjoy comfort.
Humility brings freedom, and pride brings stress. What a freedom it is to not stress with being the first and the best all the time, to relax and just let others go first and be the best at times.
When you grow your personality into a character of humility, it’s easier for God to work in your life. Pride and ego separate you from God, and humility brings you closer to Him.
If you are feeling like you’re being humiliated and offended more than ever, you can almost be sure that God wants to decrease some of your ego and pride. Humiliation is sometimes needed to grow humility. If you’ve experienced humiliation, know that the loss of reputation is worth the gain of humility.Choose humility, not pride and humiliation.
A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth. But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.’
For the lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
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