My mother-in-law used to make the best butterscotch pie in the world! We would always “fight” over who would get the last piece. Butterscotch is my favorite flavor of pie.
Whether your favorite pie is cherry, butterscotch, apple or peach, the worst kind of pie to have to swallow is “Humble pie”.
I’m sure we’ve all had instances where we got on our high horse or became a little arrogant or spoke out of turn and then had to eat humble pie and either apologize or were embarrassed of our actions.
I remember a particular quarterback a couple of years ago who was pretty arrogant and even wore a Superman shirt during warm ups at the Super Bowl. I believe football involves an entire “team” and not just one guy. But the prancing around, arrogance and pretending as if he was Superman came back as “humble pie” during that crushing loss on the biggest NFL stage. And he didn’t handle it well.
Is there something that you need to apologize for but you have been putting off?
Is there someone who needs to hear that you were wrong but you don’t want to eat that humble pie?
Is there something that you keep doing that may come off as arrogance or over the top but you are too proud to stop?
Don’t disappoint others or yourself or even God by continuing to carry your pride around. Put it down. Make it right. Pick up your fork and eat the pie – the humble pie.
Romans 12:3 – For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.