Sometimes we are all about the recognition. Sometimes we just want people to say our name. To see that we have been holy. To see that we have spoken truth. To see that we have studied and put in a great many hours of preparation so that they could feast at the table of God’s Word. Sometimes we want to be recognized.
Sometimes we just want people to feel inferior. Sometimes we hold grudges. Sometimes we believe we have a right not to offer forgiveness. Sometimes we think we deserve a reward when we do forgive. Sometimes we think its an option. Sometimes we forget that the master told us to forgive. You see it’s his forgiveness that we offer our brother. When we find our selves able to forgive, we shouldn’t think that it was anything extrodinary. Forgiveness is a way of life for those who follow Jesus.
Do you forget who you are sometimes? Do you forget that you were bought with a price? That you were transformed out of the kingdom of darkness and into the light? That you have been called out, set apart, chosen? Do you forget that you are to be holy even as He is holy? Do you forget who you belong to now? Do you forget how He has seen past your sin and forgiven you in Christ? Do you forget?
Don’t be proud today. Be humble. When given the praise for what God has done in your life be sure to point to Him and say, “I have only done what was my duty.” You see, in Heaven there will be no shrine set apart for you. It’s not about you. It’s all about Him.
I want to do only what you have called me to today. I ask that I would walk with you with a joyful heart and a cheerful spirit. I realize now that I can do whatever you have called me to do. I am your servant. Bid me as you will.