Humility Is Not Thinking Of Less of Yourself – It’s Thinking Of Yourself Less

Self-confidence is something every person needs. Paul J. Meyer says “a self-confident attitude is the most important personality trait one has.” But, there is a difference between self-confidence and arrogance. Arrogance makes us unteachable. We think, erroneously, that we know it all. We don’t need help.
Self-confidence is studying and working to the point that we are confident we can do the job but, remaining  teachable.
In Romans 12:3 the apostle Paul had a word of instruction for us. Paul said, “Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”
Notice Paul says, “Don’t think you are better than you really are…be honest…”
When a person has confidence, they believe they can do the job. They aren’t arrogant. They are teachable but confident.
Arrogance is thinking you know more than you know. Arrogance is being unteachable.
God made you. There isn’t another person in the world just like you. You have strength that no one else has. Know your strengths and utilize them.
At the same time, don’t be arrogant. Don’t try to project something you are not. You may not be as athletic as someone else. Ok, that’s fine, God didn’t make you that way. You may not be quite as intelligent as someone else. Ok, that’s fine, determine to read and learn in the areas you need to learn.
Don’t think more highly of yourself than you should.
C.S Lewis once said, “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”
Today, as opposed to arrogance, be filled with confidence and humility.

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