Receiving God’s Commendation

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In today’s cutthroat marketplace, many experts believe that self-promotion is essential to success. In fact, a prominent author recently proclaimed that we must promote ourselves if we want to succeed in life. What matters, he said is not talent or good work but getting credit and being noticed.

For those who don’t know God, this perspective may make sense. In fact, it can be tempting for Believers to act like self-promoters. But the Bible tells us that believing in God should change everything.

The Lord knows what is best and is ready to lead and guide us. But this means pleasing Him. Believing that He can open and close doors. Trusting in Him with all our hearts, not leaning on our own understanding. Acknowledging Him in all our ways, confident that He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Paul knew that some might criticize him, and “measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves” (2 Corinthians 10:12). But his goal was being sure that God was pleased.

As we focus on God, we realize that the most important thing in life is to please Him. To receive His favor. To seek first His Kingdom, confident that He will meet every need. Not trying to manipulate others but committed to speak the truth. Having a strong, consistent testimony. Being a good example.

All around you, people may be driven to promote themselves. To clamor for attention and credit. You don’t have to be like them. Instead, focus on serving God. Trust Him and commit your way to Him. Pray and seek His face. Humble yourself before Him, and fill your life with His Word. And be sensitive to the leading of His Spirit.

Be confident that He will provide for you. Trust Him for your career, your future, and everything you need.