We have all likely either witnessed or experienced flattery—the kind of praise that’s not given with honest intentions. This kind of talk is the very opposite of love. It’s not real or honestly motivated. When you are tempted to use quick words in an attempt to lift up yourself instead of honest actions intended to lift up someone else, what can you do to pause and evaluate your motives? Ask God to help show you how to replace self-centered talk with others-centered action this week.

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