Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.
Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God’s method of self-denial for Satan’s plan of self–improvement.
I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.
There is only one thing which is generally safe from plagiarism -- self-denial.
And—you can be very sure of this—all who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ; who have seen the all-importance of the soul; who have seen their dread condition under the condemnation of the law; who have believed in Christ and His sacrificial death; who have committed themselves to Him, taking upon themselves the scorn and sarcasm of the world; those who have counted all things loss for his sake, who have denied themselves and taken up their cross daily and followed Him; those who have said, “I care not what happens to me as long as all is well between me and Him”—these are they who will be with Him in the new heaven and the new earth and will share and enjoy His glory for ever and ever.
Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.