It is a fact of life: credit grabbers are everywhere.
Indira Gandhi, the only female Prime Minister of India once said, “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”
Truth is, we all belong to both groups. Some work harder than others, but we are all wont to take the credit for our accomplishments.
“I was able to buy this due to hard work.”
“I got an award for my excellent performance.”
“I have written several books in only ten years.”
“I have been persevering; I will reward myself with a shopping binge.”
“Because of my idea, we got the account.”
We go on and on.
Our pastor’s message last Sunday reminded us that we cannot take credit for anything. All our noteworthy traits that make things happen and make us successful come from a Source. “We can do absolutely nothing without grace. Everything is God’s, from God, and by God.”
Many famous people in history have been credited with discovering this and that, pioneering this and that, leading this and that, revolutionizing this and that, winning this and that, and championing this and that.
“Where did their courage, wisdom, guts, strength, and all other attributes come from?” he asked.
Our Bible heroes’ stories ended up the way they did because of God’s intervention. Every single story has been woven together in intricate patterns to show us an awesome tapestry with the splendor of GOD.
He Who tells the rain to fall, the sun to shine, the winds to blow, and the nose to breathe must get the credit.
“When we take credit for something, we glorify ourselves. The only One Who should be glorified is El Shaddai, Adonai, Yahweh, Jehovah Rapha, Elohim, El Olam, etc.—our God of power and might.”
May we resolve to thank Him for all that we have and what we could do.
“I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Savior.” Isaiah 43:11 (NLT)