3. SEEKING GOD’S REWARD – “I don’t need people applauding me because my reward comes from God.”
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When you have true Christlike humility, you are not interested in pleasing people or asking for their applause. It’s not essential to you whether others appreciate you or not. Your desire is to honor and glorify God by serving others. Even if you are unknown, unrecognized, or unappreciated, you continue to serve others. God sees what you are doing, and you are confident that your reward will come from Him, not necessarily from people. A prideful person always craves recognition. But people with Christlike humility work silently with no need to be affirmed or noticed. When we prefer this, rather than a “me-first” mentality, we become stronger together.
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