Accepting Praise

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. 2 Corinthians 11:30-31

“You did an incredible job you’re so talented? Quick, how do you respond? Going beyond thank you and actually accepting embracing, the kind words being spoken about us is difficult for many. As little girls, we’re told it’s rude to say thank you when complimented, but society, and our peers, also send an opposing message: we’d best not be perceived as beautiful. So what should we do?

Accept compliments, but acknowledge that your best qualities are gifts from God. Talk freely about the ways God made you special, and how infinitely special you find him. It is freeing to learn that everything good about us is actually about Jesus. Every good gift, from beauty to a lovely singing voice to the ability to sink a three-pointer on the basketball court, is from him.

You’re not full of yourself, you’re full of him! Even better every time we mess up is an opportunity to brag about his perfection. After all, we’re only human. We can’t do anything on our own. Where have you messed up lately? Can you allow your weakness to be exposed to others?

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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