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Tim Keller on the Dangers of "Self-Esteem Résumés"

Editor's Note: This illustration could easily be adapted based on details from your own life.

When I was at school, my mother kept saying things like, "You know, honey, you ought to join the chess club." I would say, "Mom, I hate chess." "Yes, I know," she would say, "but it will ...

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February 06, 2013  9:05am

Great illustration. I find myself facing the emptiness that comes with comparing & doing things I don't like just to "please" God and human, forgetting that God put desires in my heart that I ignore to my peril. Thanks!

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February 04, 2013  1:59pm

Being a care giver for ailing parents I dint want to but mom gone I'm glad I did. It's good to make others happy sometimes.

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Rick Kuhn

February 04, 2013  10:27am

No, we ought not do things just to look good, but we can often find that something we thought we wouldn't like (just like food), we find we not only enjoy, but were made for. The problem is we couldn't see it, just as Moses couldn't see what God saw in him.

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