Originally posted by Kathy Boecher at atimetoshare.me.
Our world teaches us to be proud of our accomplishments. We’re told that being the best at something and winning isn’t the most important thing, it’s the only thing. Kids today are put under extreme pressure to succeed at everything.
I believe it’s important for children to have a feeling of self-worth, but sometimes I think we have forgotten that teaching them about humility is just as important. Humility can mean modesty, subservience, giving up your rights, being last, taking on a task that no one else wants to do.
These attributes are slowly being eaten away in our current society, but they are the exact traits our Savior, Jesus exhibited throughout His life. Think of what He gave up for us. He humbled Himself and left His home in paradise. He took on human form and was born in poverty. He lived a perfect life because He had no sin. He submitted to the higher authority. He showed mercy to all people. He lived a life of service to others. He gave His life for us.
When we teach our children what it takes to succeed, let’s not forget this most important quality so they can learn the true secret to success. “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom,” Proverbs 11:2.