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

Get Our Daily Devotional             Win A Publishing Package             Detailed Navigation

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



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE 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


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Larry Lilly or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 211 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY









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