Humility Means Considering
I love being right. I hate being wrong. I suspect you (and everyone else with which we share the planet) feels much the same way. This being the case, we find ourselves on a collision course when your love for being right smacks up against my disdain for being wrong.
When confronted with something I have done to wrong or hurt another I tend to hastily move into defense mode and eloquently and vigorously justify my actions. After all, I love being right and I couldn’t possibly do anything wrong.
I think I need a little more humility. Paul Tripp defines humility as the willingness to consider I could be wrong. Sounds pretty simple but I often refuse to entertain the idea that I have some culpability in any given relational skirmish. What if the next time you are confronted with an example of your brokenness you paused and asked, “Might I have been impatient, rude, inconsiderate, thoughtless, or uncaring?” Just considering is the beginning of humility.