Mentoring

Are You A Pimp?

I used to struggle a lot with spouting off my talents and accomplishments to people.  It was as if I was reading my resume to them to seek their approval and to possibly receive some kind of accolade that would get me through the day. Only to find, I needed it the next day, too. If you know me, you know that just putting a bandage over an infected wound is not something I do.  I go in.  I dig.  I get to the root of the problem. When I did this, I realized that for some reason, I was insecure about who I was and what I was called to do in life.  It was very strange for me to find that out since I’d had my share of successes in life.  I mean, you’d think that I would feel good about myself because I’ve done well in many areas. Not so. Yes, I have accomplishments for my “I love me wall”  but it was my acts that I was focusing on.  Not the me inside. There are passages in scripture that tell us who we are in Christ.  Psalm 139 gives great detail about just how important we are to the Creator of the Universe. THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, ya’ll! He loves us.  No matter how many people we speak to, how many people know our names, how many people have been touched by something we’ve done. Proverbs 27:2 says, Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” As I became more comfortable in my own skin, in who God created me to be, I no longer felt the need to say anything about myself.  It’s very freeing. If this is your struggle, don’t let it make you the person who everyone rolls their eyes at when you are spouting off your accomplishments or pimping yourself to others. Trust me, it’s very unattractive. Let God brag about you.  He’ll do it through others. Promise.

4 thoughts on “Are You A Pimp?”

  1. Yep. I even pimped your blog and used your “God doesn’t waste a hurt” this past Sunday. You just leave the pimpin’ to me and Jesus. Or to just Jesus. Sumpin’ like that.

  2. Sometimes hard to believe there is anything redeeming about me….Good to know that others may find stuff I fail to see.

  3. Thank you for sharing this. It came at just the right time. A time when I’m struggling with sharing my music… Because I feel like I’m promoting myself. Or that others will think I’m promoting myself.
    I don’t know what to do.

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