Oh Well Thanks: Why I am Scared of Compliments


Redeemed for Light

I have always wanted compliments but never want to accept them. If I accept the compliment too easily, I am arrogant and therefore should not be complimented. On the other hand, if I do not accept or hesitate too much to accept the compliment, I am just annoying and probably still arrogant.

Through conversation and observation, I have noticed that I am not the only one who struggles with taking compliments. But why is it so difficult to accept compliments? All we have to do is accept it and be thankful. I do not accept compliments because I accept three false beliefs. First, I believe I should reject compliments to prevent pride swelling up in my heart. Second, I believed that I do not deserve compliments. And third, I believe compliments are unattainable expectations in disguise.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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