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5 Reasons To Strive For Humility.

1. Humility allows us to fully submit to God

God wants us to acknowledge that apart from Him we can do nothing. He is the one who knows us, the one who created us. He has a plan for each one of us. When we begin to put all of our faith in God, we humble ourselves to the point of being completely dependent on Him. When we reach this point, there is nothing God won't do for us. His love is deeper than we can imagine.

2. Humility will help us to avoid the negative affects of pride

Pride separates us from God. In fact, the Bible states in Psalms 10:4 that "the proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts." Having an attitude of pride will surely lead to destruction and the Bible is clear about this. Having a heart of humility can help us to avoid being caught in this destruction that comes with being proud.

3. Humility keeps us from sin

When we are humble, we desire to please God... totally and completely. With an attitude of humility, there comes the desire to do right before Him. The flesh becomes weak and the thought of sin becomes offensive. We begin to think about the effects of sin in our lives and the ability to turn from sin becomes stronger.

4. Humility increases our gratitude

When we realize the magnitude of God's love for us and the fact that He is in control of our lives when we submit to Him, we cannot help but be filled with gratitude. Gratitude for His great love, for all that He does for us, and for all that He saves us from.

Not only does humility lead to gratitude for all that God does for us, but for everything that others do for us as well. It leads us to feel the extent of thankfulness that is needed to live according to the commands of God. It is the most fulfilling way to live.

5. Humility gives us a desire to be kind


Having a humble spirit means putting others above yourself. When we are humble, we cannot help but share the kindness that fills our hearts. In fact, Jesus stated this in Mark 12:30-31:

"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.”

When we love others as we love ourselves, this is an act of kindness born out of the humility within us.

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