Just in case you missed the reference, please listen to this annoying, but undeniably adorable, song from my favorite childhood movie…..
I was kind of a Debbie Downer today. Why, you ask? Well, I didn’t feel like I was getting the recognition I deserve at work. I mean, I do all this stuff that they pay me good money to do and I enjoy doing and no one says one dang word about it. You can just call me little orphan Annie. When I tell him this, my father, who is wise beyond his years, scoffs and says that this is a common occurence in the workplace. Okay, I get it.
After I got home and sat on the couch pouting a little, I realized how selfish my pity party sounded.
“Boo hoo. No one is paying attention to me. I’m awesome and no one is saying it.”
Wow. Really, Beth? (Honestly, who wants to be around someone who thinks like that? Neither my husband nor my dog does.)
So anyway, God helped me snap out of it and I remembered who it’s really about anyway. I’ll give you a hint. It’s not me.
Incoming! Bible verse!
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:5-6
I’ll give you a cookie if you can spot the promise in there. Hmmmm. When we humble ourselves, then God can lift us up in HIS time. I’ve learned this lesson about 50 gazillion times and apparently, I still don’t get it. I don’t do anything I do because I want the recognition. I want to glorify God with my actions. It just makes me a better person to be around and why not give the credit to the one who deserves it? Recognition is not something that I am entitled to, but it is a gift from the Lord that comes when He wants it to (otherwise, I’m just trying to rip it out of his hands).
Tomorrow morning, I will ask myself, “Are you clothed in humility today?”