You won’t believe how quickly I can declare the statement that what is mine is mine. It stretches from what I possess to what I have earned; from what I am able to do and from what I have done; from who I’ve become to who I will be in the future.
We are all naturally arrogant and independent.
If you disagree with this statement, list down thoughts of self-aggrandizement and thoughts of deserving more than what you’ve received after someone takes the credit for what you’ve achieved.
Ask yourself this question as well: “Whose face do I look at first when a group picture is taken with me?”
Numbers 18:29 encourages us,
“You must present as the LORD’s portion the best and holiest part of everything given to you.”
The best and the holiest.
This means not the last and the leftovers but the first and the finest.
We are to give from what? From everything given to us.
This is the starting point: Everything I have is really not mine; they’re all given to me.
Lord, give me the grace to acknowledge that everyday, you deserve nothing but the best from me – best of my day, best of my efforts, best of the stuff you’ve given me. None of them are mine. They all came from you anyway.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.