This question has been on my mind in the vein of leading worship or teaching, but I could easily ask it as it comes to parenting, handling money, my health, and the list goes on and on.
Take a look at what 1 Peter 4:10-11 says: “Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” (emphasis mine)
Sometimes I set out to lead a worship set and give God 100% of the glory for how He works, but when I receive that nice comment, I unintentionally let some of the glory fall on myself.
I’m praying that I will learn to give God 100% of the glory in all the ways I serve Him – not even 99% to Him and 1% to me.
According to the passage above, service ought to come from the strength God gives (without Him, we can’t take another breath anyways!) so that in everything, God will be praised and given all the glory.
It’s Him who is working when someone is touched in a worship service. It’s Him who is working when our children do something that reflects Him. It’s Him who is working when you help a friend in need.
I want to be someone who gives God 100% of the glory – not just 99% – in every form of service.
What’s the one area in which you are tempted to take a little bit of that 100% back for yourself? Pray that God will help you give all 100% of it to Him.