Whenever you feel victorious, or that you have accomplished a simple endeavor or a great feat, or when you feel so good, what comes first to your mind? I do think it has crossed your mind (because at one time or another it has crossed mine too) that you are so smart. And so rich. And so awesome. And so beautiful. And so everything. Even jokingly.
But seriously, aren’t we sometimes proud of our own selves?
Now it’s not really bad to feel good about ourselves, or to be confident, but make sure it is a healthy kind of pride, one that still acknowledges that we are not the ultimate source of any achievement or great thing that happened in our lives. For Jesus Christ said in John 15:5, “…apart from Me you can do nothing.”
“You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.” Psalm 18:35
We can only experience good things and greatness in our lives because Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice: He died on the cross for us. He died not only to save us from our sins, but also to make way for us to live victoriously. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) Whether we are believers or not, the truth remains: We are only great because of Jesus.
He stooped down—Jesus took the fall—to make us great. Let us acknowledge the Source for every good thing in our lives. Always remember that apart from Him we can do nothing. And with God, nothing is impossible.