"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." -- Philippians 2:3-4
I heard the Spirit of the LORD saying, "The way to go up is to go down." Humility is a life of sacrifice. Giving one's whole-self for the good of the others. Considering another person better than yourself. It is a willful obedience. An open declaration that, "God you know but I don't." Surrendering one's life for a higher purpose.
There are many symbols of humility. However the most obvious indication might be this one: a humble person is one who doesn't know his own humility. Humility is not identifiable by self but others. The moment one begins to feel a sense of humility within himself is the time he begins to loose it completely. A story has been told about a Church which gave a humility badge to one of its humblest member. The next Sunday the man came to the Church Service putting his humility badge on his chest. As a consequence his badge of honor had been taken from him.
A humble person is one who considers his sacrifice worthy. He couldn't understand when others express praise or pity concerning his condition. What he knows is, "He has to do what he has to do." He joyfully accepts it as his way of life. He is one who dethrones all he has and decide to be a servant of all. He is ready to bow and meet others at their lowest bowing point.
And for any one who wants to learn humility let him learn from the creator of humility himself. We have a humble and meek God.
"In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!" -- Philippians 2:5-8
Love and blessings