“Humility is acceptance of ourselves” – anonymous. It is strange how we can go to school and learn a lot of facts, but never learn much along the way about ourselves. We can take up nursing, teaching, counseling, giving ourselves to the needs of others, while never having our own needs met.
Why does it seem as if it is easier to solve problems of the world than to solve our own problems? We simply don’t know ourselves very well. When we look into a mirror and attempt to understand ourselves, our conclusions about what we see are usually very different from what a friend sees. When we finally take the time and make ourselves a priority, we make a startling discovery. There exists within us at all times a God that is the builder of all successes and our comforter during time of trial.
I understand myself only in relation to my God. The image I see and the identity I have is then one of humility before Him. Humility is acceptance of myself.