“Refuse to confuse success with significance.”

Chip Ingram Quote 6-26-12

I just heard this quote in his sermon today on WCRF – Moody Radio, and it really spoke to my heart. 🙂

Makes me think of what Paul wrote in Romans 12:3 – 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 judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

Sometimes with my successes, comes arrogance. And with my arrogance, I become self-righteous. When my attitude reflects this, I place myself on my own “pedestal of significance” – insinuating that I am the one who accomplished the success & because I did, I am better than someone else. Yuck. Not something I like to see in myself. 😦

Lord, I only want to be on YOUR pedestal. If any significance comes from my successes, please help me to give all the glory to YOU! Keep me humble, Lord, and help me to remember that significance in Your Kingdom looks very different than significance in this earthly kingdom. May I be content with knowing You are smiling when I look at myself with sober judgement. Amen

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