The Humility graphic is taken from Philippians 2:3-11, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Though, he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” This command takes complete trust in God. The world says worry about yourself and glorifies personal, temporary gains. It glorifies trophies that end up collecting dust, it glorifies money that can soon be lost or spent on things that do not last, it glorifies the flesh that soon decays, it glorifies fame and fortune which are fleeting moments in time. You could say the world glorifies mediocrity. Human potential is not even close to being reached. People keep getting bigger, faster, and stronger. World records keep getting broken and rebroken. And throughout history, some of the most astounding feats have been accomplished without food, without sleep, without gear, or without training. God has made us with this greatness. Humility is a confidence that we are made for so much more than this world offers and capable of such greater things than we have even accomplished thus far. It is an understanding that we have an unbounded potential that only through God we can achieve. And, it is an understanding that we still have a long way to go. If we are to reach our ultimate potential, we must trust our Maker. There is no greater way to the top than to ‘lay down your life for a friend.” Worrying about ourselves is so limiting. It’s when people quit or give up on sets and reps because they are focused on their own discomfort or reputation. If our hearts and minds were truly on another, there is so much more we can endure. What’s going to get you to give those extra reps, what’s going to get you to give that super-human degree of focus and effort? It’s simple, loving your neighbor. “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend.” If we truly want to be the best we can be, give it all for another.