but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. ~ Jeremiah 9:24
It's a safe bet, if a guy is telling a story, the "fish" gets larger each time he tells it! We love to paint ourselves as the hero, right?
Sometimes we intend no harm, but it's easy to turn the camera on "selfie-mode" when we really aren't the sole author of our successes.
When it comes to living the Christian life, we should keep the camera pointed toward God. So our good deeds, riches, kindness, and effort tell the story of our relationship with Christ as the provider.
Listen to your stories to make sure you hear them honoring God for all the great things he has done. Keep your focus on God first.