Humility Vs Pride

When I was a child my Mom taught all her children many valuable quotes – I have chosen to begin this post with one of them…”As through this world you travel, five things observe with CARE:

  1. To whom you speak 
  2. Of whom you speak
  3. How you speak
  4. Why you speak
  5. When you speak”

This quote has somehow remained within me and continues to be my guiding light as I journey through life. It’s a secret code to keep me from pitfalls and embarrassment. 

I like listening to conversations and getting an opportunity to see people’s hearts by what they speak about.  I have never been impressed by people who brag either about their money or the money their friends have. I personally find it a complete turn off and immediately they have lost my attention. If everyone in my circle of friends have degrees and titles, and have never done a good deed to help someone else improve themselves – then our living is in vain. Our money, degrees and titles should be used to help those who are less fortunate, and to inspire others by association to achieve a level of greatness with the hope that your gift of relationship keeps on giving.

I’m impressed by people who show kindness to those who can do nothing for them. I’m impressed with people who show integrity…by doing the right thing when no one is watching. I’m impressed with someone who has so much to boast about, but choose to walk humbly among those who serve him or her. The world we live in, is a world where greed and selfishness seems to be the norm of the day…so when you see a generous person it makes you stop and take note of that person.

Pride focuses on: 

  1. The failures of others
  2. On being critical and finding faults in others
  3. Comparing your standards vs others 

Humility:

  1. Realizes how far you have come from where you started, but still sees the need to grow more
  2. Being compassionate and forgiving to others 
  3. Looking for the best in others even when you are the one hurting 
  4. Giving up the right to be right – instead of a starting an argument 
  5. Trusting God to allow you to keep on loving others inspite of how you feel about them
  6. Thinking you don’t deserve the blessings that God allows to come your way, and passing on blessings to others. We are blessed to be a blessing 

Finally, a gentle reminder – “As through this world you travel, five things observe with care:

  1. To whom you speak 
  2. Of whom you speak
  3. How you speak
  4. Why you speak
  5. When you speak”

4 thoughts on “Humility Vs Pride

  1. It is 2:19am in Trinidad and I just finished reading your blog and is blessed.

    Anointed and Appointed Words again keep on writingโœ๐Ÿผโœ๐Ÿผโœ๐Ÿผโœ๐Ÿผ
    Loveโค๏ธ
    Marlene

    1. It’s a blessing to have shared the same parents. I loved having you as my big sister who always kept me in check. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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