Realizations of King VI: Pride in Humility

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Let’s take pride in being humble so that our influence will spread humility to future generations. We often underestimate the power of our influence.  Not just on the younger generation, but to everyone around us.  It says in Proverbs 18:12 “Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.” That’s why a humble king is more successful than a prideful one. Humility leads to honor. A humble king is smart enough to accept the advice of his advisers while a prideful king will rely on his own wisdom. A humble king can learn from to defeat to ensure victory in the next battle while a prideful king will sacrifice his whole army for a battle that is out of reach. I’ve been humbled a lot in my life, and it took me 25 years to learn from the mistakes in the past. I have much more learning to do and unlimited amount of wisdom to acquire, but I know now that the first rule to gaining wisdom is humility. The more humble you are the more wisdom you will acquire. As we grow older we begin to influence the people around us. We may not know it, but we leave marks around the world that cannot be erased. These marks are in the minds of the people we influence. That’s why humility is key for our success as a people.  A leader does not start out a leader; a leader is a humble follower who acquired the wisdom to lead. Before you can be a great teacher you must be a humble student.  I’m sure we’ve all heard the expression the loudest man in the room is the one who is the most scared…Well that is what we’ve become. We spend so much time talking about how great we are that we forget to put in the hours to be great.  When did swag become more important than talent? Most likely around the same time pride became more important than humility. Why do we spend more time on looking successful than being successful? Maybe is because we are too proud to show the world that we are working hard to survive. That’s why we need to take more pride in being humble, because if we act too important to learn something we will miss out on learning something important.

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