Be careful what you demand and what you strive for.
Make sure the trophy you seek is that of the righteousness of Christ.
Not all trophies are to be celebrated. Behind narcissistic, coercive and manipulative trophy cabinets lie beheaded people.
“His head was brought in on a dish and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother.” (Matthew 13 v 11)
She got what she asked for.
- Not every trophy shines with personal achievement.
- It doesn’t matter how beautiful the royal dish or platter when the trophy has hurt someone to gain it: Context never outweighs cruelty.
She didn’t want what she asked for.
- If the goal of your life is to please someone else then every trophy you get will be theirs.
- Be careful who has your ear for they may also control your desire for trophy heads.
She let go of what she asked for.
- Just because it wasn’t your idea doesn’t mean your fingerprints are not all over that trophy.
- If the story of your trophy was to silence your selfish story then that trophy may be silenced but it will still speak against you, even 2,000 years later.