“Everyone that exalts himself shall be humbled and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:12 Every exaltation of self is a kind of Pride.
Step 1 Reverence for God. He sees all and even knows our thoughts,
Step 2 Doing God’s will – rejecting our own will and doing God’s will wins the crown.
Step 3 Obedience to others – because of our love for God, we submit to others in obedience.
Step 4 Enduring afflictions - those who have faith must bear every disagreement. They that preserve unto the end shall be saved.
Step 5 Confession – We must confess all our evil thoughts and evil actions to the Lord. He forgives.
Step 6 Contentment – Be content in all things. We are to be content with the meanest and worst of everything.
Step 7 Self-reproach – believe that without God’s grace we are a reproach, humbling ourselves. By this humbling we learn from God.
Step 8 Obey the rules of the construct by which we live – home, church, government.
Step 9 Silence – withhold our tongue from speaking until we are asked.
Step 10 Seriousness – not easily provoked to laughter, not foolish in behavior.
Step 11 Simple speech – speak with few and sensible words, gently, and not with a loud voice. The wise man is known by the fewness of his words.
Step 12 Humble in appearance, not only humble in heart.