A reminder for today
As the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD." When people commend themselves, it doesn't count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)
We live in a world where the “self” has become a huge issue. People are so concerned about themselves and what they do that they miss the complete picture. Idolizing and selfishness has become a disease that is destroying people. People want to be recognized and the love it when other fuzz over them and most of all we love it when people boast about us and our work. Everywhere we go people seek recognition but they seek it from other people.
If you want to boast about something, boast about the Lord. He gave up His life for all of us and His grace saved us from eternal death. Nothing we are is because of our own self. All we are and all we do is given to us by grace and love. God gave us the talents and gifts we have to do what we do, but more than that God has given us health and life so that we can wake up ueach day and carry His gospel everywhere we go.
When you praise yourself it does not count for much and anyone that seeks praise are building on a shallow foundation. If you seek to be commended, seek it from God. If you want to be recognized let God recognize you for He will bless your work and bless you for your humility and willingness to go the extra mile. It is important that we steer away from idolizing so that we will find praise from God as we praise Him for all He does.
So today I want us to be humble again and allow God to be the one to recognize us and commend us. Your humility and modesty will glorify God and you will build on Him.
Lord, today we ask that you give us the knowledge and guidance to remain humble as we carry you with us and in our hearts wherever we go. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.