“Look at me, everyone!”

“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” Matthew 23:12 (NASB)

There was a young man that came to visit my teenage daughter. He spent most of the time talking about his accomplishments and athletic highlights. Needless to say, this made the young man a very unattractive guy. I noticed that he was never invited back.

What is attractive is someone who asks good questions and finds out about the accomplishments of others. And if you think about it, hearing good things from other sources is much more impressive than self-promoting.

My personal rule is to only talk about myself when asked, especially my special abilities and accomplishments.


Heavenly Father, remind me not to brag and self-promote, so that You can promote me when You see fit. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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