The Humility Learning Circle

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A few months ago I was told by someone close to me that I needed to do some work on Humility. I have found that I had to come to terms with the fact that this is a journey and it's okay to make mistakes as long as I am focusing on Progress. I can identify 4 steps in the Humility Learning Circle:

1. Test • Everyone's level of Humility is tested every now and then. Your way to deal with the tests reveals a lot about where you are in your journey. Can you think of the last time your level of Humility was tested?
2. Learn • Whether you pass or fail there's a lot to be  learned in your journey. Don't stop on the pat on the back or the feeling of disappointment. Look for the next step which is usually when you apply the lessons learned. 
3. Calibrate • All the adjustments I make when it comes to humility are based in Jesus. He says in Matthew 11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls." This verse is amazing because it tells me that as I take on Humility I find Rest, Relief, Ease, Refreshment and Recreation. True Humility elevates the spirit.  
4. Live On • I know I will be tested again and this circle will be repeated but the good thing is that once I embrace Jesus' example of Humility, I can detach my worth and value from what I do and attach it to who I am in Christ. Joyce Meyer said "a humble person is a happy person, not under pressure. They have no need to impress, they are completely who they are. They simply want to be the best version of themselves." What a great way to live!

I wonder if you ever identified this Humility Circle in your life. Which stage is the most challenging for you? The opposite of humility is Pride. Check out the 50 Fruits of Pride.