I like to blog about topics that I need to work on the most… things that are pertinent to my life because they actually happened to me. I want to look back at mistakes I’ve made and meditate on how to prevent myself from repeating those mistakes, and this blog is the direct result of something that’s happened to me. It was something that humiliated me, and thus, led to this topic of discussion.
Let’s do some review. Google defines humiliate in this way:
having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.
- Sometimes saying nothing at all is more influential than any advice you could offer.
- Once you say something, you cannot take it back.
- Your tone of voice is just as important as the actual words you say.
- You always have the choice to give a compliment or withhold it. Choose wisely.
- You always have the choice to criticize someone or not. Choose wisely.
- Being humble does not mean you must act like a martyr.
- Complaining about how busy you are, how hard your life is, or about how much you are juggling right now does not make most people feel sorry for you. It makes you sound like you are complaining.
- Humility is not achieved by telling others about all your accomplishments or how much experience you have in a certain area.
- You do not need to tell others about your experience or accomplishments. Actions really do speak louder than words.
- When someone is sharing their troubles with you, they are not necessarily asking for your advice. They may just need your presence.
I have found, since that day, that the way we speak and the things we say play a HUGE part in how others perceive us in reference to humility. What does the Bible tell us the virtuous woman would do?
Prov. 31:26 says:
“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
Let the journey to humility begin….