Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.Nielsen, Helen
From Proverbs. Humility goes before honor.
Humility: the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.
We humans, in our flesh crave recognition, credit and honor. We want to be recognized for what we do. But God's word and Jesus Christ have put that idea to death. It is in humility that we gain honor. Jesus modeled humility in the fact that He came not to be served, but to serve. And His example when He washed the disciples' feet is for us to follow. Humility is key in being one who walks in the Spirit. Humbling ourselves to submit to God, submit to authority, submit to your spiritual leaders, to one another in love--all of these are not just suggestions--they are what we should be doing if we abide in Christ. That is the way to honor. The honor may not come in this lifetime, but the one who submits in all things as unto Christ will receive honor in due time.
"All of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor." (1 Peter 5:5-6)