After I express my respect and admiration, she quietly responds, "That's kind of you to say."
When I greet her with a "How's this classy lady today?" she giggles nervously and shakes her head.
I point out her good qualities and hear, "I don't know why you say that."
Before any of you start waving madly and shouting at me, I know, I know. I'm guilty too.
When compliments come my way, I want to believe them, I really do, but often shrug them off, thinking others are only being nice. Or I think them blissfully ignorant to the real me. If only they knew, they'd change their tune.
But what if I believed it?
Is there any danger in accepting a compliment at face value? How would our lives be different if we truly believed the nice things people say about us?
Would we stand taller, live better, relish more? Would we be happier? Worry less? Would our interactions with others be more meaningful? Would we represent our Creator better? Would we be more effective?
Why the struggle? What is Satan trying to squelch?
The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
And see how your light can shine.