Listen more than you talk. Learn more than you teach. Serve more than you are served. (Mitch Kruse, car collector, author, and speaker)

That’s pretty much Kruse’s definition of humility. All three characteristics are just the opposite of the inclination of many people. We really do like to talk, often not listening well to the other end of the conversation. We’d rather teach than listen to someone else instruct us. And we do like to have others serve us. If this is true of you, it will require great effort to gain real humility.

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what [God] commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility (Zephaniah 2:3).