Proud vs. Humble – Recognition by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/07/11
Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Proud people crave self-advancement.
“I’ve got to word this report in a way that sets me apart from the pack.”
Nancy: But humble people desire to promote others.
“How can I word this so that everybody gets the credit they deserve?”
Nancy: Proud people feel wounded when others are promoted and they’re overlooked.
“Why would they put her in charge?”
Nancy: Humble people are excited when others are lifted up.
“Congratulations! Let me know how I can help.”
Nancy: Proud people are elated by praise and deflated by criticism.
“He’s always shooting my ideas down!”
Nancy: Humble people know that any praise for their accomplishments belongs to the Lord.
“It’s just by God’s grace.”
Nancy: What does recognition—or the lack of it—reveal about the condition of your heart?
With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.