The tendency to glory in accomplishments and success as if they are a result of our effort is an indicator that pride has entered our heart. This can happen very subtly and remain unrecognized. We must not lose sight of the fact that any success in life or ministry is a direct result of the grace of God. Promotion comes from him. Since we have received it from him we have no cause to boast. Success can be intoxicating and deceptive. GUARD YOUR HEART!
“For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?”
1 Corinthians 4:7 NASB
“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”
Romans 12:3 NASB