“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not those who commend themselves that are approved, but those whom the Lord commends.
2 Corinthians 10:17-18
Dear God, I hope I give you enough glory for the good in my life. I have to say that over the last two months I have felt like you have been particularly gracious in answering my prayers. You’ve answered them in my personal life. You’ve really answered some concerns I’ve had about work—and not just is a mild, oh, I can explain this away kind of way. I mean, you’ve done some big things at work. I’ve tried to point your provision out to people (especially board members of the nonprofit where I work). I’ve tried to be humble and give you the glory. With some of the good fortune we’ve had lately, I think I’ve been able to successfully point them to you.
If I get the glory for any of these things, nobody wins. I don’t win because I’m a deluded fool. Those around me don’t win because they don’t see evidence of your glory and power. And you don’t win because I’ve thumbed my nose at you and your answer to my spoken and unspoken prayers.
Father, first, I’m sorry for the times, even now, that I fail to give you the proper glory. I know I do it. I know I want people to look at me and think highly of me. Second, I still have a few things in my life that distress me. You know who and what they are. Move in me. Move in these situations. Make them count. Glorify your name through them. Give me the path you need me to have and help me to walk down it.
In Jesus’ name I pray,