Mar 19

Pride Under Cover

2008 at 3:53 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney

When I’m tempted to avoid work I don’t feel gifted to do, this quote by Charles Bridges pushes me out of my comfort zone. I shared it with my young friend and I thought it would encourage you as well:

“Of some departments of our work, however, we are apt to say—‘I have no gift, no talent for it.’ But surely dependence upon the promise of heavenly wisdom would obtain a competent measure to meet the demand. Or should it even be withheld, how profitable would be that humbling exercise of faith—‘most gladly to glory in our infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon us!’ But nothing is more paralyzing to faith—nothing more clogs the wheels of exertion, than repining indolence [fretful laziness] indulged under the cover of humility.”