This is a guest post by Michele Schmidt, a student in the Georgetown Church of Christ youth group. She’s becoming a great young leader and has some very good things to say!
I like being praised. I like to be the first one done and have the top grade, I like to be the one on top in general. It’s just the way I am. Being a teenage girl I like to be called beautiful and intelligent. I like to have the best dress and the cutest shoes, but here’s the thing. I deserve no praise.
Tonight I got a text from an old friend and he told me that it was because of me that he found true life. That he finally met Jesus. I want to say, “Yup, that’s me. I’m awesome.” But that’s not what God wants. See God just used the situation I was in. I didn’t do a thing. I’m not the one who died, I’m not the one who sacrificed everything, all I did was pick him up one Sunday before church.
Here’s the point. Being humble can be difficult in fact I struggle with this a lot. Weather it’s because I have the best grades, am the first done, or even because I won at something. God calls me to better. He calls me to humble, because in the end I want all the glory to be in His name not mine.
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:36 NIV)