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Taking a piece of humble pie

If you are a middle child, like me, you would understand the things you would have to go through. Being bossed around by your older sibling, and being annoyed by your younger sibling. When you think about what they have done in the past, you may be thinking, “Well, I am better than them! I haven’t done all those things!” If you find yourself thinking things like this, I am sorry to say, you have puffed yourself with pride. This can lead to broken relationships and even destruction!

For example, there was a story about two cockerels who were fighting to see who was the strongest. Finally, one of the cockerels won and the defeated cockerel shamefully hid in a corner. While the conqueror was full of pride, at that very moment, an eagle caught the winner and flew off with him in its talons! The cockerel surely had a taste of humble pie! When we are taking a piece of humble pie, it means we are being humbled by puffing ourselves up.

When we are proud, it displeases God and affects people around you. You must ask for forgiveness and instead of praising yourself, let someone else do it (Proverbs 27:2)! But don’t let it go to your head. If you want to heal your relationships, you must change yourself to change others.

Being humble is not about giving yourself low self esteem (mentally beating yourself up), it is about being honest with ourselves and being able to admit when you are wrong.

So ask God to help you to be more humble.

Eden A.

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