Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No Grounds For Bragging

Do you know any braggarts?

Braggarts are name droppers. They make sure you know they have the best car, best house, and smartest children. If you share something, they always have a story to top it. If you brag(oops) about something you found on sale, they found a better deal.

A person can be a braggart for several reasons. They may feel insecure. Bragging makes them feel adequate.

A braggart may also be proud and arrogant. That's because they have an inflated idea of their worth.

All of us can fall prey to this malady. There's nothing wrong with being proud of your accomplishments or what you have IF you give recognition to the one who allowed you to achieve or acquire it.

The Bible says God puts one up and another down. We may think we are doing all the work but God is orchestrating it all. I guess that takes care of any temptation to brag!

Hoping I always realize anything I am or have is a direct result of God working, Gloria


Christina said...

Hi Gloria, I always enjoy popping in to read your blog.

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Christina, thanks for dropping by! Nice to know someone reads my blog!!!