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Just Say “Thank You”

Have you ever given someone a compliment that was genuine and from the heart only to hear them say “Aw, no. You don’t have to say that.” or “No, I’m not that smart/beautiful/helpful/etc.” For me, the most difficult thing about being in that situation is that I love building others up. If I say “You have an awesome gift for makeup artistry” and the person responds “No, I suck.” all I hear them say to me is “You’re a liar and you don’t know what you’re talking about.” My first reaction isn’t to think “Wow, that person is so humble.”

I’ve had a few friends and acquaintances who believed that humility was shunning any compliments and words of encouragement. There is a difference between being okay if someone doesn’t think the world of you versus feeling like you have to put off every kind positive gesture in order to keep your pride at bay. How should you deal with this? Continue reading “Just Say “Thank You””

Who Are You Living For?

This article was originally written in September of 2015 for Get. Give. Grow., a website that discusses the fundamentals of business and everyday life with God . Thank you for reading!

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)

It’s human nature to criticize and to be criticized. Just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s right, but it doesn’t have to affect you either. I’ve had judgmental people in my life ever since I can remember, but it’s only recently that I’ve realized the major impact it’s had on me. I figured something needed to be done.

I used to pride myself on being the “good girl” and a rule follower. It wasn’t often that you could catch me in a lie or find me doing something wrong because I was adamant about doing things God’s way. If I did falter or I didn’t receive the approval of man, it really shook me to my core and chiseled away at my self-esteem. I thought this was just good old fashioned conviction and a sign that I needed to do better. Continue reading “Who Are You Living For?”

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