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Friday, August 12, 2016

Don't Puff Yourself Up Too Much

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2

When you do a good deed do you try to make sure people know about it or are able to keep it to yourself?  'Self' often wants people to pour praise all over them but truly great people are those who achieve things or do great things but yet do not have to 'toot their own horn' so to speak. It often comes with maturity or realizing each of us has nothing to prove or gain. 

Is much nicer to share the company  of a humble person than a braggart. If you have ever been guilty of boasting about anything God can forgive you and set you free from this need to tell everyone everything great you or someone in your family has done.  If you are a parent, teach your children the value of being humble and putting others before themselves. As the verse above suggests, resist the urge to tell everyone every great thing and sit back and maybe they may do it first. 

When you receive any praise make sure to give the glory and praise to God for seeing you through all things you do in life and giving you your talents and abilities. 

PRAYER: If I have ever been guilty of boasting please forgive me. Help me brag on other people and praise others and not toot my own horn. I desire the humility  In Jesus' name. Amen.

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