8. Shine the spotlight on others, not yourself.
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Are you one who craves the spotlight, desiring kudos and applause for what you feel is praiseworthy? Or would you rather not be on stage because you are self-conscious about how you look or what others will think of you? In either case, the temptation is to focus on self.
Look around. Who do you see that you can “push into the spotlight” by praising their strengths, recommending them over yourself, and casting them in a good light?
James 4:10 says “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” If you’re okay with remaining behind the scenes and focusing on promoting others, your day will come—in God’s timing, not yours.
Cindi McMenamin is a pastor’s wife, mother, and national speaker with more than 30 years’ experience helping women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and others. She is the author of 16 books, including the best-selling When Women Walk Alone(more than 130,000 copies sold), When God Sees Your Tears, and When Couples Walk Together, co-authored with her husband, Hugh. Her newest books include, Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You, and 12 Ways to Experience More with Your Husband: More Trust, More Passion, More Communication. For more on her speaking ministry, books, or free articles to strengthen your soul, marriage, or parenting, see her website www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.
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