“Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth— a stranger, not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 NLT
The microphone is open. It is time to speak of your accomplishments. And? Let someone else do it. Let someone else praise you? Yes.
It is good to be grateful for the gifts and talents that You have been given. But it is also good to remember that it is God that has given them to you. You are being a good steward when you develop and exercise those gifts for God’s glory. It is when we begin to boast about what we have, have done, or are able to do that gratefulness can turn to sinful pride. Gratefulness is good for us; sinful pride is not.
I heard it said that “No one likes a bragger.” We are not trying to win a popularity contest, but boasting doesn’t lead to satisfaction and it is irritating to other people. Instead, we are called to love others and Paul tells us that boasting is not loving.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.” 1 Cor 13:4 NLT
Love does not boast. When someone else praises you, graciously receive it and give God the glory.
This week pay attention to those things that you may want to boast about and restrain yourself from doing so. In this matter, let someone else do it.
In His Hands,