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Advice: How to be Deeply Humble in Half the Time

June 30, 2020

Who doesn’t love the presence of a deeply humble person in the room? I know I do. But, have you ever looked at the lifetime of failure, loss, recovery, failure again, repent, repent again, apologize, speaking up, staying silent, and just generally coming in second place that it takes to be deeply humbled? Who has the time? Not me, and I bet you don’t either. Grab you a pen and take some notes. This will be very helpful.

The first thing you might notice about a humble person is that they have spent many hours in quiet time, meditation, and prayer. This being the end of days, you need to concern yourself more with the appearance of such a lifestyle because time to invest is over. Find a cozy corner in your house, pour a cup of coffee, open your Bible to something extra fancy, like Psalms or something, but not Haggai. Nobody reads Haggai. Now, when you are feeling super in the moment, take a picture with your phone and post to social media. Hashtag quiettime, hashtag coffeeandJesus, hashtag mostimportant.

After posting your picture, you will start to get a lot of social media notifications. This is a good sign that your example is doing its work. Your response to these comments needs to be carefully measured. If you respond too quickly, it will look like your quiet time was a photo op and you know you spent a for real 20 minutes reading with your phone face down, so, like, be cool about responding.

While time with your Bible might seem like a key feature to growing in spiritual maturity and humility, an unsung hero of spiritual growth is spending hours reading and watching news reports about current events. It is fine if you invest in one news source and read mostly headlines. In fact, if you can can create an echo chamber that reinforces and congratulates you for your opinions, all the better. Share news reports with your friends and family who do not know the bad news. They need to know these things and you are doing them a favor.

Because you have invested so much effort into being informed, you need to use your platform to share in great detail your feelings. Feelings matter and yours are especially important to whatever the news of the day is. Never forget how vital your voice is. Specifically you. If you don’t speak up, who will?

Once you have started the brave and humble act of speaking up on a matter, you might find yourself in a chorus of many others, also speaking up. There might be a strong temptation to feel pride at having joined such an elite bunch, but, resist! Pride in humility is understandable, I mean, look at you! You are a fine specimen of humble appearance, even as your muscles tremble at the exertion. The good news is that the end is near, so you will only have to maintain this humble effort for a very short while.

I hope you have found this advice to be very helpful. Humility is something I have gotten very good at, so I imagine this advice will be used far and wide. As always, you are very welcome.

One response to “Advice: How to be Deeply Humble in Half the Time”

  1. Cheryl S Leverett says:

    I love your sense of humor. Now get off my toes! hahaha. Such a good lesson! I appreciate you so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for sharing!

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