2 days ago, I talked about the first three traits of a wise and humble person. How would you know if a person is truly humble and wise? This post is to help you how to be one. Here are the next four:
A wise and humble person knows God | because Jesus Christ was the humblest man who ever lived
How would you know if a person is truly humble and wise? He knows God. Why? Because Jesus Christ is the best example of humility and wisdom. He had it all yet he gave it all up for us. He was God and yet He was humiliated when He took the lowly form of man. Jesus Christ is the perfect example of humility and wisdom in one body. A real wise and humble person knows God.
A wise and humble person never let’s his/her competitive nature get in the way
Sometimes we tend to be competitive in everything. If we know we are better in this area than the other person, we don’t want to listen to that guy. We want to be the one doing the talking and giving out wisdom. We are competitive.
Someone once said: “I consider every man my superior, in that I learn from him.” This is so true! And this has helped me gain so much wisdom in people! I look at every man as my teacher and as my superior in some degree. It humbles me and would try to extract from that person any wisdom I can get through our relationship.
Don’t let your competitive nature get in the way. A humble and wise person knows how to make every man his superior.
A wise and humble person never flatters | because he can give real praise
A wise and humble person never resorts to flattery. Flattery is empty praise that is meant to steer the person into what he/she likes to hear so that you would gain favor. This is not an option. Why? Because a truly wise and humble person can give true praise – praise that is meant to encourage and build the other person up. The praise of a wise and humble person never asks for anything in return. It is real, genuine, meant – it is precious.
A wise and humble person smiles | This might be simple but it’s true
Such a simple thing to do right? Smiling makes a huge difference nowadays. Humility can be seen when you smile, especially when you do it to a person you’re vaguely familiar with or is a stranger to you. It says a lot about a person when he/she smiles – it says “I want to get to know you more even if I don’t need to.” Smiling is humility in it’s simplest – try it out!