Humility

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Why Me? | Russ Crosson

In this 20-minute session from America's Best Hope 2014, Russ Crosson challenges leaders to examine the WHY behind their leadership. Russ is the CEO of Ron Blue & Co., a national wealth management firm that provides comprehensive financial strategies based on biblical wisdom.

The Ideal Team Player | Patrick Lencioni

Building a great team is a complex endeavor. It's not as simple as collecting the right skill sets—the human element is actually a more critical factor in long-term performance. A collection of people with varying talents, skills, and perspectives can either clash and crash, or feed off one another's energy to produce incredible results. The Ideal Team Player shows you how to evaluate your prospects and pick the stars that shine brightest together.  

Servant Leadership Demands Humility | Bill Pollard

Bill Pollard has been a lawyer, a professor, and CEO of one of the nation's largest commercial business, ServiceMaster. He highlights the crucial role that humility plays in leadership. Success often leads to "you're somebody" syndrome, and humility is the only antidote.


Bible Passages

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought." | Matthew 5:3-5 (MSG) 

"To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.'" | Luke 18:9-14 (NIV) 

Nothing should be done because of pride or thinking about yourself. Think of other people as more important than yourself. Do not always be thinking about your own plans only. Be happy to know what other people are doing.
— Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT) 

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." | 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) 

"In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, 'God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'" | 1 Peter 5:5 (NIV)

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." | Proverbs 11:2 (NIV) 


Quotes

“Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.” | William Law

“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.” | Andrew Murray

Humility is not thinking less of yourself. Humility is thinking of yourself less and thinking of others more.
— John Maxwell

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble." | Helen Keller

"Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with." | Peter Marshall

"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." | Thomas Merton

“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” | Andrew Murray

"Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation." | Augustine

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” | Chinese Proverb

"Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love." | John Wesley

"I know for me, going back to the person I've bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn't it interesting that "humiliating" has the same root word as "humility"? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn't feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it's not easy." | Chip Ingram