Disaster always results when we try to build ourselves up by minimizing the worth of others. A good self-image is healthy, but there is a big difference between a sense of our God-given worth as His handiwork and an ego inflated by pride. That’s why we must be quick to acknowledge that what we accomplish is done solely by God’s grace. Only then we can see how foolish it is to promote our selfish interests. Furthermore, humility will enable us to show appreciation for the achievement and position of others.
If we puff ourselves up, we always get blown out of proportion. – P.R.V.
God wants people great enough to be small enough to be used. – Our Daily Bread, Vol. 1