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What does it mean to be humble?

Hello World! I have been away from blogging for a whole month. I had one month of writers block. I guess I was going through some things and just did not have the creativity needed to write. Well I am back and I am ready and do I have some things for you! I hope that what I write today can be the thing someone prayed about, or encouragement for your soul! So please read on and be blessed!


"In reality there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself...For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility." - Benjamin Franklin


Today I read Philippians 2: 1-11. These scriptures speak on being humble. I looked up the word humble from dictionary.com and this is one of the definitions that I received: not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful.  After reading this, I thought of myself and if I have been humble throughout my life I would like to think that I have been, but I do know that there are some areas in which I would like to improve. In my opinion, humility is one of the best traits a person can possess. Feeling good about your accomplishments and wanting to share them with others is one thing, but bragging and making others feel that they cannot reach that type of accomplishment is in the category of arrogance. One thing that I have learned is that it is okay to appreciate my talents. Being humble doesn't mean that I can't feel good about myself. Self-esteem is not the same as pride. Both come from a recognition of your own talents and qualities, but pride, the kind of pride that leans toward arrogance, is rooted in insecurity about yourself. Think about the abilities you have, and be thankful for them. I also believe that along with having achieving things, it is also okay to make mistakes. Making mistakes is how we learn and grow. By learning from our mistakes, we allow achievements possible. We all must also learn to love one another and live in harmony. If we can move forward and forgive each other, life would be so much easier. Besides you don't need anyone to make you frown, it just makes you look older. So live your life, don't live in the past, make mistakes and live in humility!  

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