Humility comes from genuine love; love of God, love of others, and authentic love of self. It is a spiritual stage at which we can look reality in the eye and say what is true, what is possible. In humility, we can hear our job description for the spiritual path, “So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed” (Heb 12:12).
Genuine humility helps us face deep spiritual challenges and ask, “What am I supposed to do with my life?”
This path is about vocation
My call is as unique as I am. If I am multi-talented, I may have many choices before me. On our spiritual journey, we are free to make choices that offer our giftedness. Genuine spiritual maturity uses our best insights into what we might accomplish and what shapes and focuses these choices.
What are my talents? What are my passions? What path or work need my strengths? What gives me a healthy sense of fear? Healthy fear is a sense that I may be called to stretch, to risk, to give more than I’ve given before. I sense that I have the skills to do this—and this challenge will draw on all of them. This path could take my best. It might take all of me. It is deeply intriguing, yet it makes me face the question of whether I can do the task before me alone.