To whom do we give the glory? Do we really believe that we succeed on our own merits? Yes, we work hard, but who gave us the ability and the opportunities? Whatever gifts and opportunities we have been given, they are just that — gifts! We have done nothing to deserve them. We are expected to use them to the best of our ability for the good of others—not selfish ambitions. It really doesn’t matter what our gifts are, and it isn’t important if the world doesn’t see us as successful—although it has deceived us into believing so. Not all gifts bring fame or fortune.

A good listener can bring comfort to someone who is lonely or in pain. A person who genuinely loves people will always find a way to make someone’s life better. We all need good mechanics, good teachers, cooks, plumbers, and electricians. We can’t all be doctors or lawyers. My mother always taught us that if your profession is a janitor do it to the best of your ability. We can and should take pride in doing a good job, the problem comes in thinking we didn’t need God to do it. We must never leave God out of this equation for if we do we shall surely fall. (Proverbs 16:18 NKJV) May this prayer help us to always remember who gets the glory…

Loving God, You have given each of us what we need in order to be successful in Your eyes. May we give You the glory for all that we are able to accomplish, and may we use our gifts in service to You and to those You choose to place in our path. We rejoice in our gratitude, for the gifts You have given us today that have enriched our lives beyond measure. We thank You for the love You show us and the sacrifices You made to support us. May we continue to appreciate Your love each and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer from Pray.

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