Author: Sarah Rexford
There is a mindset that often dictates our actions.
There is a book that contradictions this mindset.
In this year there have been millions of these contradictions between this mindset and the book. This contradiction has been aired on TV, on social media, in conversations and in body language.
What is this mindset?
We must first talk about humility.
Contrary to popular opinion, humility is not a low view of oneself. Rather, it is a proper view of oneself and our relationship to others.
Humility is more than a mindset, it is an attitude.
Culture says that in order to reach success we must be confident, have an appropriate level of ego, and of course, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps. Possessing confidence is not a bad thing. We of all people should be most confident in light of our future as citizens of Heaven!
But ego, pushing others down the ladder as we climb toward success…the Bible expresses a bit differently.
“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Matthew 20:26a-28b
Greatness begins with an attitude of humility.
Greatness starts in our hearts before it ever is seen through our actions.
When we choose humility we choose
to put others first,
to praise the accomplishments of those around us,
to serve those who may socially be expected to serve us.
Humility then, is not just an attitude but a choice. Greatness is a byproduct of humility.
We might view humility as a mindset to embrace on certain occasions so we can move on to greater things. But in reality, humility shows our greatness.
The greatest leader to ever walk earth, Jesus, was the epitome of humility.
As we put humility first we will see our impact grow.
As we learn to embrace this mindset, we will receive the privilege of serving our world.