Wednesday, July 8, 2015

10 reasons humility is the most attractive trait ever

Because in a world that tells us to have pride, there's just something about someone who doesn't.

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1. People with humility give without expecting anything in return.

Humble people give "just because" gifts. They give because they want to. It's a good feeling when someone gives you something and you feel no obligation to pay them back. The absence of obligation makes you actually want to pay them back.  

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return.
(Luke 6:35)

2. People with humility don't tell what they give.

Have you ever had someone give you something, then turn around and tell everyone about it? Humble people don't do that. If you're looking for their name on a's probably "Anonymous." 

But when you give to someone in need, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
(Matthew 6:3)

3. People with humility are genuinely shocked when they receive a compliment.

Which of course makes them even more attractive.

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
(Luke 14:11)

4. People with humility remind you how good God is.

Their weakness reveals His strength and it points you back to God every time.

If I must boast, I will boast of the thing that show my weakness.
(2 corinthians 11:30)

5. People with humility treat everyone with love.

Because they don't think too highly of themselves, they don't think they are too good for anyone else.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
(Philippians 2:3)

6. People with humility understand grace, which is a tough concept.

They make it seem so simple.

God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
(James 4:6)

7. People with humility make you want to show them off.

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
(Proverbs 27:2)

8. People with humility give the realest advice.

They are not in competition with you, so they're not afraid to be honest. And they have a ton of wisdom.

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.
(Proverbs 11:2)

9. People with humility are honorable.

And you can't help but respect them.

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.
(Proverbs 18:12)

10.  Honestly, people with humility are just too cute.

And you simply cannot.


  1. Love this post!

  2. soooo good! Humility is something that gets lost more each day. It is so refreshing when you find it again.

  3. Haha thanks Jamie! I didn't even realize it, but I think that's exactly what inspired this post, the fact that it gets lost more every day. That's why I appreciate it so much.

  4. Thank you so much for reading and commenting Valerie :)

  5. Yes, love this! Such an important quality to have!

  6. Thank you so much, Erica. God's word is timeless and eternally true :)