It is really so important to always give the Lord the credit for all and every good thing that happens to us and through us. When we don’t give him the credit and glory and praise that is when we really loose the blessing and the Lord withdraws his anointing and help. “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-32). Look at Daniel the Prophet of whom Jesus spoke of and how greatly God used him to send us all these prophecies in the book of Daniel “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” (Matthew 24:15). “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said,:
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:
for wisdom and might are his:
and he changeth the times and the seasons:
he removeth kings, and setteth up kings:
he giveth wisdom unto the wise,
and knowledge to them that know understanding:
he revealeth the deep and secret things:
he knoweth what is in the darkness,
and the light dwelleth with him.
I thank thee, and praise thee,
O thou God of my fathers,
who hast given me wisdom and might,
and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:
for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter. (Daniel 2:19-23).
“But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.”(Daniel 2:30). So you see Daniel was very careful to not take any credit for himself and therefore the Lord was able to mightly use him, because he gave God all the Glory, and save his life and the lives of many others ! “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.” (Proverbs 22:4). “that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?” (1 Corinthians 4:6b-7). Give credit to whom credit is due. The Lord can greatly use you if you are willing to give him all the credit and can even let someone else get the credit. All that really matters is that the job gets done. The Lord knows who is doing what, and will reward accordingly. “Once I thought I was, but then I really wasn’t.”
Titles sometimes come cheap and are easily changed, and are mere definitions of your usual job and area of responsibility and concern. It’s the guy that gets the job done that counts. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:3-11). “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”(Galatians 6:3). “only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.”(1 Samuel 12:24). “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings:” (Philippians 2:13-14). “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” (Philippians 2:3). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17). “I will bless the Lord at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord. the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” (Psalms 34:1-3). “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”(Isaiah 55:8-9). Always give God the credit and he will greatly use you and bless you. Don’t let the devil steal your crown and blessing. “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”(Matthew 25:23). “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said,If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”( Luke 17:5-10). “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:”(Matthew 6:3). “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”(Proverbs 27:2). Fame is fleeting! “not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;”( Ephesians 6:6). “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”(1 Corinthians 6:20).
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”(Galatians 2:20). He sees all you do and he knows all and you shall receive your reward. “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”(Matthew 6:21). “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). We are not suppose to exist any more but let Jesus live and exist and shine through us. So why should we seek credit and praise for some person who is not suppose to be alive anymore?
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.