Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Hats and Growing to Greatness
by Larry Lilly
06/26/12
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Larry Lilly’s Letter

Hats And Growing To Greatness

I suffer from disappointment in others and in myself.

One of the disappointments in my life concerns other people. The other day I was going through Michael Hyatt's Best-Selling book, Platform: Getting Noticed In A Noisy World. He used a phrase I had not heard in years about folks who appear to be more than they are. It's said to have originated in Texas, "He's all hat and no cattle."

The meaning of "All hat and no cattle" carries the idea of a person pretending to be something other than their true self. Too often I caught myself believing the PR about such folk, especially within the ranks of my calling. I spent a little time thinking perhaps we should outlaw the hat. A more sensible approach is to take a good look beneath the hat.

I learned from disappointment in myself to put a lot of time into personal development or more biblically correct, growth. David of giant slaying fame, a man after God's own heart was more normal than you may think. Here is a key to his greatness: 2 Samuel 5:10 "And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him." Peter said it this way, 1 Peter 2:2 "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:"

At some point David's father said, "Son, if you're going to wear that hat, at least get some cattle."

Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly 6-26-12

Copies of my book Outrageous Forgiveness In 30 Days available larrylilly@larrylilly.net for info


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR, LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Larry Lilly or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 288 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com