“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
One of my favorite lines in the Spiderman franchise was when Uncle Ben told a young and inexperienced Peter Parker that: “With great power comes great responsibilities.”
I love this because it embodies a profound truth that I also live by. Life is not about how rich, famous, good-looking, or influential you can become but about what you can achieve with all these qualities when you possess them.
True power is in knowing what you are capable of but having the willpower and discipline to control yourself even in great temptations!
Humility helps a person to connect to their inner peace amid the turmoil. It lets you realize that a show of force or excessive power only makes you a brute. Humility helps you to recognize that your ability, skills, talents, and all are not only for your glorification but to benefit and impact others around you too.
When a highly-skilled individual walks in such humility as this, they enjoy a kind of longevity and seem to remain forever at the top of their field.
Many times, pride has destroyed great destinies because the voice of their gift was louder in their head than the soft, still voice of reasoning and humility!
Always remember that your gift and talent is your power given to you to also help as many around you as you possibly can. You are not blessed to see how much glory you can amass but how many souls you can positively impact and lift.
Keep your head down, but your shoulders square always. Talent and power are intoxicating. Do not let yourself drown in its voice which constantly demands self-adulation!
You were sent to this world and richly blessed with that power and talent for a reason. Continue to walk in humility, and you will forever prosper in it and be remembered, even long after your physical life is over!