In today’s culture, it seems the motto “nice guys finish last” rings true. If parents emphasis being humble, are they setting up their kids to be run over by a boastful culture?
It leaves the question, should my teen really be humble? I provide a brief insight into this.
Oh Lord it’s Hard to be Humble
We live in a time where it’s common, acceptable and even fashionable to brag on one’s self. Just listen to some of the most popular rap lyrics — and any number of Facebook posts — to see what I’m talking about. But, deep down, people still appreciate humble people.
Proverbs 27:2 says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.”
Teaching our kids this discipline will bring them recognition and blessings from their Heavenly Master and His multitude of human apprentices as well.
Therefore, there is not a need for self aggrandizement. That’s when our kids will be most pleased with themselves; and, you’ll be most pleased with them as well.
Conversation starter: How do your teens humble themselves?
Picture provided by Jonathan