Humility is necessary for recognizing sin in our life. Pride gives the devil the key to our heart, but humility gives God our whole heart. In place of pride, we need the humility that comes from true sadness over sin. Humility allows us to openly admit that we want God and ask for his forgiveness – something that no proud person could do. When we give our whole heart to God, we open yourself up to being used by him at just the right time and place.