Read: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:23-24, 31-33
“First, I want to thank God.” That was a phrase I often heard watching winners at various award shows growing up. I heard it so frequently I started to believe it was common etiquette for an acceptance speech. Although I wasn’t a believer during that time, it was my first example of what it means to do it all for the glory of God.
This is a paradigm shift because before knowing Jesus, we did it all for the glory of ourselves. It feels good to soak up adoration and praise. Yet as we mature in our faith, we learn to redirect that attention to God. We want people to know that it is God at work within us, living in such a way that people see God’s character and power on display in us. We can glorify God when we are doing something mundane or doing something that brings critical acclaim.
God, I pray that all I do brings you glory and points others to you. In Jesus’s name, AMEN.