After you have built your life around love and sacrifice; after you have been transformed by renewing your mind and after you have discerned the will of God for your life, be very careful. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” (Romans 12 v 3)
Just because you are in alignment with God; now that you have learnt what it is to offer yourself to God sacrificially; and as you have resisted becoming like the world around you; there is a danger that you could think that you have done very well.
“Look where I have come from? Look at me? Look what I have made of my life? Look what I achieved? Look what I did for God? Look how God used me? Look at what He built through me? I did all of this through faith. I did it all for His glory. I had to use faith to sacrifice my life. I had to use faith to believe I could do it. I had to use faith to be different when everyone else was fitting in. I had to use faith to step into the will of God for my life. It wasn’t easy for me but my faith in God enabled me to be what I have become.”
The above isn’t an exact quote but it could be.
In the cynical world we now live in, Christian celebrities in pulpits and pews feel the need to display their cv in order for someone to listen to their message, follow them on social media or review their online book. Often their cv looks like a bit like the quote. God is bring glorified because of what the person has done.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
It is all of Him. Faith to do anything was not our faith it was a given faith by God. All that we have ever done. All of our cv was God’s doing to bring God glory through our life. There is no room for being a big-head. We did nothing. He did it all.