Somehow in Pentecost I got the idea that if someone complimented you, you should remember that you “aren’t all that”. When a visiting pastor would compliment my former pastor, he would duck his head and say “Nah”, and maybe that was part of it.
I’ve caught myself lately- when someone would say something nice- ducking to keep them from seeing my eyes light up. I learned to hide my joy at compliments to keep someone from knocking me down right after. Something was said the other day that got me thinking though.
God never told us we couldn’t be happy when we’d done well. He never said we shouldn’t enjoy a compliment or deny our accomplishments. Those aren’t bad pride or haughtiness. Even God, when He made everything, stopped at the end of each day and saw that it was good.