Do you seek attention or praise
for something good you have done?Should
you be recognized for your achievements?
When John the Baptist’s disciples
found out that Jesus’ disciples were baptizing people, they mentioned it to
John in a somewhat competitive manner.John responded “a man can receive nothing unless it has been given him
John the Baptist accepted who he
was and clarifies that he is not the bridegroom, but one who rejoices greatly
to hear the bridegroom’s voice.He was
not bitter about having a lower rank than Jesus. John accepted that he was not
to be praised by people – Jesus was.John focused on God, not on himself.He did not want to be praised or recognized for his work.
We should not seek attention or
importance from ministry.We must be
humble and willing to take the back seat.We must have the attitude that we are doing God’s work.Instead of working against others, we should
work with them and use our gifts together to bring as many people in Christ’s
kingdom as possible.
Those who abide in Christ, let God
control their lives and are thankful in all circumstances.They seek praise for Him instead of
themselves and are the ones who are filled with great joy. Give your attitude
to Christ.Spend time with the people you
are ministering to, for the person who believes in Christ will receive eternal