“Excessive pride is a familiar sin, but a man may just as easily frustrate the will of God through excessive humilty”
It does amaze me that eventhough I do consider myself to be a non believer, such phrases do strike me at the heart of my perception of life and the exact motivation one may need to wake up and fullfil his role in life.
This is the second line that quote my attention in ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ . Like the first one I discussed earlier about the trouble God takes in the formation of a man to take on a certain duty. This line talks as well about the same man – same character – and in a way the writer’s attempt of building up his character.
Sometimes a person has to read the signs around him in order to tell what future is planned for him. It may sound like a laughable argument for non believers, and it may as well not be more than a self deception illusion that connect lines and build drama for something that isn’t really out there, but it may be as well real signs that one can read to tell the fortune of a certain character. It may very well be a clear steps for one’s destiny and role in life.
And it is true in way where someone with an excessive self pride may end up attracting the hate of people around him, someone with much humility that has no self confidence may not have the strength to fullfil his true potentials, and thus truly frustrate the will of God and his plan for him.
Moderation is the key and self confidence is essential to take over your role in life.