Read Galatians 6
Focus on verse 3-4
We typically use the term “wind bag” to describe a person who loves to her him or herself talk…mostly about him or herself, and uses every opportunity they get to do so. Now don’t get me wrong, most people like to talk about themselves at least a little. What makes a wind bag different is that not only do they love to talk about themselves the stories they tell tend to become a little more inflated every time they tell it.
In today’s reading Paul writes,
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. (v. 3-4)
If one desires to avoid becoming a wind bag, all one has to do is remember one of the rules of good business – under promise and over deliver. In other words, it will be much more impressive to folks if you sell yourself a little short when talking about your positive attributes, and then make certain to exceed what you described when it comes down to your actions. Not only will it be easier on the ears of those around you, it will also leave a much more favorable impression.