Learning to Say “Thank You” to Compliments

Learning to Say “Thank You” to Compliments

Toni was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma.She graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics.After college, she returned to her hometown to marry her best friend, Charles.Toni is a stay at home mom to their three teens, two boys and a girl, whom God led them to homeschool.Her goal is to raise her children to love and serve the Lord.They live on a farm where they grow produce to sell at several farmers markets.She also plays the piano at church and teaches piano.
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“Thank You”

Two words that we teach our children almost from birth.  Why do we find them so difficult to say?  I do not mean when someone gives us something or does something for us. That is easy to say thank you to.  I am talking about when someone compliments us.

I hope it is not just me.  When someone compliments something I am wearing I always make a comment about how old it is or that I got it on a great sale.  I never just say, “Thank you.”   If someone compliments me on something I have done like playing a piano special at church, I make a comment on how I made a mistake.  I have been told that I am a great cook.  Very seldom do I ever say, “Thank you,” to compliments on my cooking.  I always have to say that my grandmother was a better cook or where I got the recipe.  Sometimes I have even said some really stupid things.  I never just say, “Thank you.”

Why is it so hard for us to take a compliment?  I believe part of it is because we do not feel worthy, especially women.  We have a tendency to see only our flaws.  We focus on the bad and not the good qualities we have.  Perhaps we might even feel like we are never good enough.


Satan Uses Our Insecurities as His Tool

Satan likes for us to feel this way.  He likes to tear us down.  He likes us to feel worthless. If we feel bad about ourselves, then it is hard for us to show God’s love.

God has really convicted me of this lately.  He has shown me that I am worthy; I am good enough.  Please join me in accepting compliments and just say, “Thank you.”

Do you say, “Thank you?”

Do you feel unworthy of compliments?



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