Monday, Jul 22, 2013

(Attitude) The Humble Writer

humilityWhat is humility? Some believe it is thinking less of ourselves. Others think humility is the act of putting ourselves down or speaking ill of ourselves. Still others define humility as the attitude of being inferior to others.

Yet, humility is none of these things.  As a popular saying goes, “Humility is not thinking less of ourselves; it is thinking of ourselves less.”

What some people think is humility is really pride in disguise. For example, do we deflect compliments in order to have them confirmed? Do we put ourselves down in an attempt to be stroked? Do we strive to give the impression that “God did it all” without acknowledging that we had to cooperate with God? 

Scripture describes humility as thinking of ourselves what God thinks of us. Nothing more. Nothing less. Humility recognizes that without God we can do nothing, but that with God, we can do all things (Philippians 4:13).

When it comes to the writing life, an attitude of humility is essential. As followers of Jesus Christ, we recognize that without Him, we cannot write, but that through Him, we can write words that will transform the hearts of our readers.  


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