How do you reply when someone complements you on something you did, like a performance? Many people reply with something like this, “Well thanks. But I’m not good at it.” So they deny their talents because they think that they’re being modest. But that is wrong. Do you sing? Do you write? Do you play some kind of a sport? Whatever talent you have is a gift from God. And God expects you to use that talent for the good of others. And because it’s a gift from God, you should also take pride in it, because it’s God’s gift to you. So it’s very special. So why do people refuse to accept complements when they do something great? They say, “Well I want to be modest. I don’t want to look too proud or arrogant.” But there is a way to accept complements without looking arrogant.
All the gifts and talents that we have are from God, because he created us. Therefore, all our achievements and accomplishments happened because of our God-given abilities. This means that all credits go to God. So when someone says, “Wow! You did awesome on the talent show! I really loved your performance!” You should reply with something like this, “Thanks be to God for giving me the gift of singing.” Because without the help of the Lord, we cannot do anything. In this way, you’ll still be modest, while giving the credits to God.
So I hope that this article was helpful for you, talented people. Continue to use your awesome talents for the good of others, and may the Lord bless you all!