Isaiah 43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
1 Corinthians 10:31-33 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
Glory is high honor won by notable achievements. We are to glorify God in all we do. When we are Christ-like that is a notable achievement aimed at God.
We are all sinners and deserve NO glory. The things I have done in my life, the changes in me were only because of God in my life. He does deserve the glory, I am just able to share in it, but it’s not in the form of glory, it’s confidence, Joy, Peace, Thankfulness, a willing heart, eagerness for more.
God created us for His Glory, so if we are out there on our own trying to get that job, that car, that relationship etc, who are we going to glorify if we receive it?
If you are out trying to glorify yourself you aren’t living out what you were created to do. There is only temporary happiness in that kind of glory. Glorifying God brings everlasting JOY.
In my MK, (by the way I already have an event this Saturday that God just dropped into my lap) I wasn’t succeeding in the past, I think because I was trying to figure it out on my own and the main purpose at the time was having my own business and making money. Yes, I prayed God please help me, guide me etc, but I wasn’t really depending on Him. I finally gave up and decided I was going to drop it and move forward, then all the sudden I got this passion and drive that is insatiable. God gave me focus bigger than myself, it’s to also help women and children who are abused, that is actually THE purpose and all other things will fall into place. He is using my past to help the future.
Anyone who knows me or hears my story will see God, because I was so fearful in my life, I was paralyzed with fear, I would never have even attempted all these new things I do in my life if there wasn’t God’s Power changing me. To Him be ALL the glory.
This is why others are drawn to Christians, they see something different and are intrigued by it. They know these things seemed impossible, yet they are happening. This is how others are saved. We don’t save them by our doing, but by glorifying God so that others see Him in us.
So I guess we would have to ask ourselves, with an open heart, if the things we do are really to honor and glorify God or ourselves?
Am I just going through the motions of obedience or is there a deeper need and desire to do so?