Hello there, friends! Are you one of those people who has a hard time receiving a compliment? Or rather, not just receiving it, but accepting it? If you are, keep reading! If you aren’t.. well, maybe you can share this with a friend who needs to read this.
Whether it’s a silly, fun compliment, or a serious, heartfelt compliment, how do you receive it? Do you understand how important it is to accept a compliment or word of praise? I have known people to be so humble, not fully knowing how to even receive these compliments, and then therefore end up constantly beating themselves up. They’ve let the enemy take over their mind and then portray a picture of who they really are through the lens of the enemy. Do you know how emotionally damaging this can be to your soul? Ladies and gentleman, this may seem like a light subject, but in my opinion, it’s not. If you receive a compliment that you are a beautiful person, and then you decide to contradict that because you are disgusted by your image … do you know what you’re doing? You’re saying that you weren’t created right, that the beauty that God says you have is not really there. I don’t know about you, but every time I think of this, it paints a picture in my mind of us basically slapping God in the face that we aren’t good enough. We need to accept who we are through God’s eyes. Because, my friends, YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made. Next time someone says you’re an amazing person (before you respond), think about what you will say. Accept the compliment; accept who you are through His lens. Because whatever picture you paint of yourself in your mind, I can tell you that you have allowed the enemy to paint that picture for way to long. It’s time to erase it, and snap a different, Godly image, creating a new perspective. I will be the first to admit I’ve had to learn this lesson so many times. It’s a challenge to accept compliments for me. It’s something so simple as a “thank you” and then accepting it through your Creator’s eyes. For the beauty that shines within us that HE gave to us from the beginning should be merely a reflection of Christ’s love and light for His glory, not ours. There is a difference between accepting it humbly and accepting it boastfully.
That’s my thought for the day. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on this subject! 🙂 Shalom!