Monday, November 7, 2011


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?


  1. That verse is really challenging. ' humility value others above yourselves...' I don't believe I do that with everyone. In my heart of hearts I'm pretty sure I put myself above some types of people :-( it's suddenly something I'm very un-proud of. Something to work on with God's help!!

  2. I know I totally do that myself. It's definitely something to be aware of.