How Humble Are You?

humble looking little girl

How you treat someone is like a symptom or clue to what is going on inside of you.

What you think about that someone is the reality.

How do you treat and what do you THINK of those you consider to be “less than” you in some way? (“less than” you based on their skin color, their intelligence, their wealth, their beauty, their character, their standing with God, their physical or mental health)

How do you treat and what do you think of doormen, taxi drivers, garbage men, maids, drunks in the gutter, homeless people, prostitutes, bank robbers, housewives, little children…?

It’s EASY for people you admire to think you are humble. If the only people who think you are humble are your close friends and mentors then look again! How you treat the “lowest” person in your estimation is how humble you really are.

Are you treating everyone with respect, kindness and patience or just a few select people? Are you treating those outside your social circles with disrespect or disdain or looking down on them in some way?

Also ponder on these quotes below and post your comments in the form below.

quote by Jonathon Edwards Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility. Jonathan Edwards
Click to tweet this quote. To “pin” the pic, hover your mouse over it.


beach scene with humility quote

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself.  Charles Spurgeon  Click to tweet this quote. To “pin” the pic, hover your mouse over it.

humility quote by Andrew Murray

  The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.  Andrew Murray  To “pin” the pic, hover your mouse over it.

humility quote on blue background Humility is something we should constantly pray for, yet never thank God that we have. M.R. DeHaan  Click to tweet this quote. To “pin” the pic, hover your mouse over it.

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How Humble Are You? — 12 Comments

  1. I often feel as if humility and compassion are directly linked. I can’t feel one without the other, especially when viewing those in what society might deem “lower” positions. When ever I start feeling prideful in the sense of “better than,” I simply remind myself of the times I’ve had to learn tough lessons, made decisions others deemed “less than” and remind myself that I have not walked in their shoes and so, cannot judge. I;m certainly not perfect! But I try. Thank you for the reminder today!

  2. Humility is a great trait to have. In my past positions as a receptionist it would amaze me how many times I was ignored or my opinions didn’t matter. Everyone is equal in my eyes. What I love the most is watching people on their cell phones having a complete conversation while never making eye contact to the cashier. What has the world become. I always make it a point to acknowledge and thank any store clerk, cashier, bagger, greeter or receptionist I meet.

    • Being thankful is a great way to treat people with respect and a help to keep yourself humble. I’m sure all those clerks and cashiers etc., really appreciate you.

  3. Cheryl, what great thoughts and truths on humility. Your opening questions really got me thinking. I like how you include all the images too. I think of Joseph in the OT as a very humble man. I’d be interested to know what tool you use for the pinning technique and the click to tweet technique. I love learning from you. Blessings, Amy

    • Glad they got you thinking. Exactly what I had in mind. I use jquery pin it button for images plugin and the website for the pic techniques.

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