It takes inner security (rootedness in God's love for oneself) to voluntarily accept the lowest seat, the place of dishonor. Part of it is knowing that you are accepted and loved by God, and that's all you really need. But another part of it is also knowing that God will make all things right. He knows where credit is due, who is worthy or appropriate to receive honor, versus people who receive honor but really shouldn't. He has the power to set things right in this world if He sees fit, but has actually promised to set things right in the next life.