Why do I balk at the word "humility"? I am not humbling myself
toward other people, but toward God, as I understand Him.
Humility means "to show submissive respect," and by being
humble I realize I am not the center of the universe. When
I was drinking, I was consumed by pride and self-centeredness.
I felt the entire world revolved around me, that I was master
of my destiny. Humility enables me to depend more on God to
help me overcome obstacles, to help me with my own imperfections,
so that I may grow spiritually. I must solve more difficult
problems to increase my proficiency and, as I encounter life's
stumbling blocks, I must learn to overcome them through God's
help. Daily communion with God demonstrates my humility and
provides me with the realization that an entity more powerful
than I is willing to help me if I cease trying to play God