Humility In The Workplace and Ministry
One of life’s virtue many of us grapple with in this 21st century is the discipline of “HUMILITY”. Our world today is driven by push of claiming our rights (which I do not dispute) and passion to not to be taken advantage of (which I do not advocate for). The threat is the unconscious grip of self-centeredness and pride we get from claiming our rights and coming out as the smart one.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking less of you. Humility is letting go your pride for the good of the big picture, the future, and overlooking the shortcoming of others. People will always trample on your right and want to take advantage of you. you can manage these situations without been brash, disrespectful, or vengeful.
How do we develop Humility?
- Admit your wrong or weakness
- Be patient with the weakness of others
- Be open to correction
- Point the spotlight on others
- Think more of others
Our role model for humility remains Jesus Christ – “who is our example in selfless humility, emptying Himself without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in likeness of men (Philippians 2:5,7 Amplified Version)”.
Though it might take some time, you can live a life of humility and be unassuming. The strength of a person is in his or her ability to manage situations that compels you to use your arsenals