• “Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you.” – Susanna Wesley

Shy and Proud? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 11/4/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: If you hear someone dominating a conversation, it’s pretty easy to say, “They’re arrogant.” But do you know that excessive shyness can also be an evidence of pride?

Most people assume I’m an outgoing person. But the truth is, when I get into a crowd of people I don’t know, it’s hard for me to start conversations. But when my fear or self-consciousness keeps me from reaching out to other people, I’m being self-centered, proud.

Starting a conversation and showing interest in others can be an expression of genuine love. So whether we are an introvert or an extrovert, we can both have trouble with being proud in our own way. But when we’re filled with God’s power and motivated by love, we’ll be able to reach out to others in a way that makes them feel appreciated.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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