It is a paradox of sorts. In order to climb higher, we need to embrace humility. Going “downward” so to speak is the way up. Dying to our selfish desires is the way towards experiencing and living a fulfilled life. An acorn has to die – humble itself, so to speak – in order to bring forth the majestic oak tree in the fullness of time.
The ancient text wisely reminds us: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10). Also, we read: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (I Peter 5:6).
As Reverend Lawrence Goshorn once told me: “Andrei, embrace humility. For humility turns to grace. And grace becomes the wind beneath your wings.”
The key to achievement is found in one word: humility.