• “If we do anything to further the kingdom of God, we may expect to find what Christ found on that road – abuse, indifference, injustice, misunderstanding, trouble of some kind. Take it. Why not? To that you were called. If we think of the glorious fact that we are on the same path with Jesus, we might see a rainbow.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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.

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Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)

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