This guest post by Elizabeth Vince is excerpted from Moment with God: A Devotional on Every Biblical Book.
Childhood lessons about the consequences of bragging have stuck with me. As I learned about humility and modesty, I became afraid of being seen as conceited. When presenting myself at a job interview, I was hesitant to speak of my successes. I was especially careful when I talked about my faith or told people about God. I didn’t want to offend their beliefs. I didn’t want to come across as a know-it-all Christian.