On Humility

I've been learning about humility lately. It's not the easiest of lessons to learn, and the classroom is full of interesting experiences; however, I feel as though it is truly one of the most valuable things to understand. Our world seems to fuel success with pride. Those who are boastful and looking to profit themselves are often the ones placed on a pedestal, yet the higher we place ourselves, the farther and harder the fall. In actuality, humility is one of the greatest attributes of success. 

Greed profits for only a short time, yet a humble attitude can accomplish greatness. God calls us to much more than a schedule revolving around self; he wants us to become servants, for through that willingness to be the least, he can do the greatest. A servant's heart is the most beautiful kind, and something I strive to attain each and every day. I have to remind myself constantly that my life is not my own, each moment is a gift and should be treasured and used to make a difference in this world. 

Proverbs 16:3 calls us to, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." 

That is the answer to true success, giving up one's own agenda for one that is far exceeding our wildest dreams. Be willing to stay humble and to relinquish control..it will bring freedom, blessings and a love for life like no other. 




Happy Thursday!
-Candice

16 comments

Kerri said...

Excellent post Candice. It's true... it is a hard lesson to learn. And it takes a lifetime to continue learning it. But I've definitely seen that although I might not understand how the plan is always going, if I entrust it to God, the results are even more wonderful than I could have imagined. I love your dress BTW... sooo springy!

Marshall said...

Beautiful. Love this! And you!

Megan said...

You are too pretty! Beautiful post and outfit :)

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Candice you are one of the most beautiful ladies, both inside & out! I just adore you!

I really needed to read Proverbs 16:3 today....it really hit home. So thank you :)

Have a wonderful Thursday!
xo

Elisha(: said...

beeeeutiful!!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Beautiful thoughts! So true. :)

Alex from http://therolexrelease.blogspot.com

a girl with a smile said...

So true! Humility looks great on you ;)

Chelsea said...

This is so beautiful! I've been learning a lot about humility lately too and about letting go and letting God :) Thanks for sharing these thoughts with us!

Samantha Meisenholder said...

Amen.
Love you!

Candice said...

Love you too, Sam!! xoxox

Brianna Meadows said...

As you may know, these are my favorite kind of posts. :)

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

Inspiring words! Thanks for sharing!

Jeneric Generation said...

Amen!! So well-said, Candice. Wonderful post.

Shalyn said...

This is SO beautiful and I am so grateful you posted it! It's so true- we are on this earth to serve others and to learn and it is so hard to do that if we are prideful!

Marie said...

Candice, this is a truly beautiful post. I agree with everything you wrote especially this part: Greed profits for only a short time, yet a humble attitude can accomplish greatness.


***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Erin said...

Yes, so true - I've been learning the same lesson, and realizing as I get older how important a lesson it is. Thanks for the reminder :)

And I just ADORE that dress!

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