This is going to be one of my goals this year… to practice more humility. I have a tendency to think higher of myself than I should. I like to think that I am building up my own confidence. And when I am doing it that way, good. When I am attributing my accomplishments and talents to God, good.
And when I am judging others’ ideas and actions harshly. Not good.
I think this is something we need to remember as a culture: everyone has something they are better at. And God sees us as all equal.
Smack talk is a big issue in our house, and I see it at school a lot as well. Kids see and hear adults in sports, on tv, at home, pointing out how good they are and putting others down in the same sentence and it is sending a confused message. We discuss how to change our wording. But maybe I need to apply it to myself and other areas as well. I can’t change them until I change myself and my own actions.