So How Great Am I?

Let all that we do or think be a praise to God, not ourselves.

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Okay, so maybe that question is a little bit over the top. How about this one:

How many trophies do I have?

Did you know I graduated with my master’s degree with honors?

Actually, I don’t think any of us have ever had those questions in our conversations. But it is possible that some of them slip into our own thinking. It could be thoughts about how smart or accomplished we are, or how smart and accomplished we’re not, or how we have the need to be successful at anything we do in work or even church.

God needs to be the one getting all the glory in our lives.

That we should be to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:12

What we do should be a praise to God. We are giving Him the glory, not ourselves. This is where the point lies: God should be the center of our focus in whatever we do or think. If we are thinking of ourselves, then we are off into pride, no matter how servant-like we are.

God loved King David just as much as a shepherd boy as he did when David was king. David’s life was a big praise to God. Let our own lives be that praise and may our thoughts reflect our love for Him throughout the day. More of Him, less of me. John 3:30

7 thoughts on “So How Great Am I?

  1. My ego and pride… bleh. It will be the death of me yet I’m sure. I know part of it is the Bipolar and how my brain lies to me. During hypomania I’m a genius. lol But during depression I’m an idiot and lower than the scum of the earth. The sick part of my brain tells me this. I have to remind myself to step back and use the brain God gave me and actually think with a logical mind and see things for what they really are. I’m neither a genius nor the scum of the earth. Believe it or not both modes of thinking are prideful for me. Both modes say I have nothing left to learn but in truth I am just a child who is constantly learning. I need to ever be mindful to humble myself and be that student.

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    1. You certainly have a double whammy to deal with. It sounds like you are right where you need to be, in the middle balanced by both directions. As long as we stay focused on Him, then we are giving him praise. Thanks for sharing,

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      1. I’ve been blessed with a truly insightful therapist in the past that pointed this out to me. That I will always need to focus on balance and moderation in all things in my life. So thank you for the opportunity to reflect upon this. ❤ I will always be a work in progress but I also think I have come a long way.

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