The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

Unworthy Motives

“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.” Romans 12:3 (NASB)
How can I be sure of what God wants me to do? This is not as easy a question as it seems. Some of us have inflated opinions of our abilities. We handicap ourselves by being conceited and arrogant. Some of us are too modest. We handicap ourselves by underestimating our abilities. Paul advises each one of us “not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think.” On the other hand, one should not think of himself less highly than he ought to think. Each one needs to see himself or herself clearly and objectively; we need “have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”
In our human weakness we may be tempted to ask, “How can I best glorify me?” Certain places of service can provide us the opportunity to nourish our pride or to strengthen our personal influence or to give us a heady sense of power. We must beware of seeking a place of service out of such unworthy motives. God gains glory when men and women of faith meet difficult challenges head-on, knowingly undertaking tasks that entail physical strain and emotional anguish.

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