I have just self-published my first novel. It's very exciting and I've had some great feedback so far. I received a five star review on the weekend and I floated around for the rest of the day. It got me thinking though... it would be SO easy to get a swelled head. I want to avoid that feeling at all costs.
So what is humility?
The dictionary says, "A modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness."
The bible says, "Pride first, then the crash, but humility is precursor to honor." Proverbs 18:12
It also says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves," Philippians 2:3
I want to be humble in this endeavour. I want God to keep me in check. As I submit this to him then I will succeed without thinking of myself as better than anybody else.
Is there any area of your life where you struggle with humility?