People often think they are the best at a particular task, and the fact of the matter is that 99.9% of the time, that certainly is not the case. On the same note, people often think themselves a higher position then they actually inhabit. The problem with both of these situations is that it causes people to shut their minds off and stop learning and improving.
It isn’t the easiest thing in the world to admit that other people could be better than you, especially at things which you are widely considered to be an expert. The payoff, however, of eating some humble pie, is that a person is enabling themselves to become a better person tomorrow then they are today. Consider the example shown here by John the Baptist,
Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
John states that he isn’t even worthy to undo the sandals of He (Jesus) is coming. Imagine the mindset of John, who is literally bringing thousands of people to God through a baptism of repentance, saying he isn’t even worthy to unbuckle the sandal of Jesus. Wow! Imagine the mental strength that John had to make this statement and his awareness of people and himself. This great power comes from being humble.
So the next time you hear someone tell you that being humble is being weak, tell them they have no idea what they are talking about.
Have your piece of #humblepie