Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
Self-promotion and self-absorption are signs of the times. From the excesses of infamous executives to the chest-beating celebrations of quarterback sacks and touchdown passes (isn’t that what they get paid a lot of money to do?) to those who must have things their way, many live their lives in the headlines, or the jumbotrons.
But someone said that those who are wrapped up in themselves make for a very small package.
For those who follow hard after Christ, things are (or should be) different. It really is not about us. Really, it’s not. Our lives should be like a mirror—not absorbing but reflecting the glory of God. Paul wrote that it is in Christ that we live and breathe and have our being. Every heartbeat, and everything that the cumulative heartbeats produce, is a result of God’s love and faithfulness.
So, remember, whatever God graciously allows you to partner with him to accomplish, it’s not about you. Really, it’s not!
Father, thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in meaningful work and ministry. But Lord, make us reflectors, not absorbers, of any glory or honor. In Christ’s name. Amen.