Think you are pretty special huh? You have done some pretty impressive things in your time, traveled the world perhaps, won numerous awards and honors,have a job others are impressed with (or so you hope) , know important people, and make lots of money. The things of this world are so temporal and fleeting and the best person to know is not a Hollywood celebrity but is Jesus. Do you know Him? Do you live for Him?
The things of this world, all the fame and glory and huge homes and fat bank accounts will soon pass. One day you will die. Then what? Yes for skeptics out there you will either enter heaven or hell. It is no fairy tale. As much as the media pokes fun at those strong in their Christian beliefs they too will one day find out.
It is even possible for those in Christian service to get 'puffed up' if they are not careful. When people start patting you on the back, be careful to give God the glory and don't let it go to your head.
Romans 12:3 says "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you." Each of us is blessed with talents and abilities that are God given and we need not forget that. Christian athlete Denver Bronco Tim Tebow is an excellent example of someone living their faith and fame with true humility. If only we could emulate those actions. Better yet do not imitate him as he is only human and humans can fail and disappoint us. Imitate Christ and seek to be Christlike! 1 Corinthians 1:11 says "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
Give God the glory for the great things He has done!
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the gifts and abilities you have given me. Help me never compare myself to others and if I am ever complimented help me receive it with true humility as your servant. Keep me from getting puffed up. In Jesus name. Amen.