Many business owners I run into are humble.
In fact, I’d say the majority of the ones I interact with truly understand the blessing they have to be successful in owning their own business.
This being said, there are still quite a few that choose the road of arrogance rather than meekness.
It’s important that there is a recognition of the fact that what we are given, is in reality not our own. EVERYTHING you and I have is simply a gift from the Lord above.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17
When we recognize that the things in our life our not our own, it becomes much easier to be humble.
Think of it this way, if I were to give you a job out of college, without any experience with a starting salary of $250,000 as well as a new house and car, would you not feel indebted to me?
The same goes for God, but on a seemingly infinitely larger scale.
We should be indebted to God for all He’s given, and as such, we should humble ourselves for we have done nothing to receive His goodness. In fact, we’ve actually done the opposite of things to receive his goodness, we sin against Him DAILY.
Not only does God ask us to humble ourselves in His word, but he says he will give us things, things we certainly don’t deserve, for living according to His will.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” – James 4:10
God could tell us to simply do the first part. BUT, being the gracious God He is, He not only says to do things, He tells us what He will do in return.
In doing what would seem the opposite of reality (making ourselves small so we become big) God says forget yourself and your accomplishments, and He will make us larger and greater than we could be on our own.
If that’s not a good reason to be humble, I don’t know what is.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,” – 1 Peter 5:6
Yours in Ambition,