“You were amazing today; your song really ministered to me,” they say.
“God bless you brother, your sermon was really touching,” is what you hear.
As modest as we want to be, our response might be, “Oh really? I didn’t think I did that well.”
Or being all swollen-headed, we tend to say, “Yeah I know….this is what I’m good at.”
We all love to be complimented for what we do. We all desire a positive feedback for what we invest time and energy to do. We feel like we are on top of the world when the limelight falls on us and we enjoy that 15 minutes of fame. The glory feels so good that we are sometimes tempted to take it all for ourselves.
Whenever we are acknowledged for something we do, that is a great opportunity to witness about Christ by giving Him all the praise for the credit they give you.
God has given us all gifts so that in all things, God would be glorified through Jesus Christ.
Only He deserves the glory because without Him, your vocal cords wouldn’t be that good enough for you to sing out. Without Him, you would not possess that oratory ability, that agility to work out the way you do or the exquisite skill to use your fingers on that instrument. This is part of the lesson of humility; being able to hand over the credit to God and not to take it for ourselves.
So instead of acting all modest, we should acknowledge that yes, we did do well on the stage and that it is all thanks to God. Because the simple truth is, we are because He is.