Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pride Vs. Humility

I read somewhere that writers have large egos. After all, it takes a good size ego to decide to write something that you know thousands of people will not only want to read, but spend good money to read it. Pride is something I've always struggled with. I seem to go either completely prideful and think that I'm so wonderful, or I become self- deprecating and think that I'm lower than dirt. There's got to be a happy medium. There's got to be a way to excel at my talents and not be prideful or self-deprecating.

About a year ago I came across this quote by President Ezra Taft Benson:
"Pride is concerned with WHO is right; Humility is concerned with WHAT is right."

This is the answer! I can try to make sure that I use my talents to do WHAT is right, and try to ignore those thoughts that tell me I'm using my talents to prove to people how right I AM! This isn't easy to do, but how grateful I am to have this direction on how to take pride out of my life. Plus when I remember that all I have, even my talents, are because God has given it to me, I remember to humble myself before Him and give all the glory to God.


  1. Nikki, that quote is just what I needed to read today. Thank you so much!

  2. I've never thought of it this way. Love it!

  3. This was interesting indeed, truly food for thought

  4. Wonderful statement - clearly breaks down the difference. I do think most writers have to be confident enough to put their material out there, but then again, I think most writers are insecure to some degree - will anybody like my work?!? Two headed brain!



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