A Humble Heart
Do you ever feel like things will never change? Is there something you think you can or should do in order to make change happen?
In the past year, I've noticed more than ever that it seems impossible to change any issue that's detrimental to our society. Every news broadcast has been devastating from massive shootings to you name it, it's happened. And it's not getting any better. Laws are being overlooked. People are numb to almost every issue and even when and if matters are addressed, nothing changes.
Why is this so?
I recently came across a great message on humility and how it has a lot to do with our actions and how we perceive those issues in society. But more so, by the way we address them. Our inability to not only be humble, but remain humble is concerning. In order for us to thrive, we must have a humble heart.
Humility is more than selflessness, it's being compassionate about others, showing respect, helping those in need and being humble enough to admit your mistakes.
I know it's not easy to remain humble, especially during the hard times, so here are a few reminders for a humble heart.
Value Others Above Yourself
You ever heard the saying, "You reap what you sow." Well, think of this point as a ripple effect for what you may receive in return. It shouldn't be a challenge to value those around you. If you can love and value material items in your life, you should be able to celebrate others over yourself. We are all here on earth to support and encourage one another. We can't live this life on our own.
Valueing others above yourself is an honor and shouldn't be taken for granted.
You Can't Move Forward Without Humility
This point ties in perfectly with the phrase on change that I referenced earlier at the beginning of this post.
In order to move forward in a position at work or as an entrepreneur, you have to have a humble heart. Think about the greatest achievers in history. They had to get to a point of humility in order to get to where they wanted to be.
As scripture says, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Admit When You've Made a Mistake. It's okay.
I know this is a nail bitter.
For many, it's never easy admitting when you're wrong. It doesn't matter if it's the smallest thing or the biggest issue on the planet. It's just too hard to say, I made a mistake. But in all honesty, it's actually a relief and quite comedic when you are able to accept your mistakes, admit that you made them and just move on.
Trust me, it's okay to do so. Why?
Because no one is perfect. One day you will look back and be amazed at how far you come, but you have to start with humbling yourself and admitting your faults.
I hope you found this post helpful and encouraging.