When I was younger I remember hearing the expression, “you may have to eat some humble pie”. It was a common way of saying “you messed up and now you’d better man up”.
Humility is an important part of spiritual growth and wisdom. I compare humility to a drive in the Rocky Mountains. If you’ve never been to the Rockies, you may not completely relate to this analogy, but it’s like this. Many roads going over passes have multiple switchbacks (sharp turns where you can see where you’ve been and where you’re going), and you can see other vehicles way up the mountain side. The further up, the tinier they appear.
You get a real sense of just how small you are in this world as you observe even 18 wheelers looking like toys on the road.
That’s how it is with humility. Hopefully you’ve come to a point in your life (or soon will) where you realize there IS a God, you’re not Him, and His eternal attributes dwarf your own finite life. That’s what Christians are talking about when they say “humble yourselves before God“.
Most people don’t seem to want to humble themselves. They’ve already lifted themselves too high (they feel) to have to submit to some so-called higher will. And that’s a shame because they miss out on the best part of humility…where God lifts you up.
Go make the most of every day
In everything and every way.
Believe in changing things for good
As any caring person would.
Be like a little secret elf
And love your neighbor as yourself.
When you’re the apple of your eye,
You need a slice of humble pie.
It isn’t good, but it’s divine.
I know that’s true ’cause I’ve had mine.
So have a slice, and then you’ll know
God lifts you up when you are low.