Working unto the Glory of God
Doing something really well and then giving God credit for it—-this is the antidote to pride. When you achieve something that you can really feel good about, such as hitting a baseball, making a sale, helping a client, making a good product, or connecting with an audience, you may be tempted to glorify yourself. You may be tempted to indulge in what the King James translation calls “vainglory” (Phil. 2:3). But instead, you can channel that glory to God Himself, who gave you the ability, the opportunity, and the vocation that made the achievement possible. Paradoxically, the great accomplishment makes you feel humble, instead of proud, whereupon you glorify God.