1. Ask for help when needed
2. Are hard to offend and are quick to forgive
3. Are patient and compassionate with the weaknesses of others
4. Are peacemakers and peace lovers
5. Know when to be quiet and when to speak
6. Have a tender conscience
7. See their weaknesses and readily admit and work on them (self-aware)
8. Are quick to apologize when wrong
9. Make others look good and celebrate others’ successes
10. Happily serve others without expectation of applause
11. Have an attitude of gratitude toward God and people
12. Treat all people with respect and are good to everyone, even if they do not ‘deserve it’
I’m sure it is plain to see from the list above that cultivating humility in our lives will only serve to improve our relationships AND increase our own happiness. But that doesn’t mean it will be easy. My challenge for us this week (and always) is to choose humility when our natural tendency is not to.
Oh, and don’t forget to invite God into this endeavor. Ask Him to help you see where you need to humble yourself and to give you the strength to do it. We are hard-pressed as humans to walk in humility on our own. We need the ability that God gives, through His Spirit, to live like Jesus did, laying His life down for those He loved.
Remember to tell me how you choose to cultivate humility this week. I want to hear about it! Reply to this email, post on my Facebook fan page