2 Corinthians 3:5
We have not reached this conclusion by any merit of our own! Of God’s doing are we made competent! (TMB)
Are you in control of your ego?
Daniel 4:30 Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor. (NLT)
What was King Nebuchadnezzar thinking? The prophet had already warned him. Because of his arrogance and because he did not give God the credit He was due; the king spent seven years living like a wild animal. That is not something you would want to happen to you; or has it already happened, and you don’t realize it? Not physically, because you would know that. However, are you running around doing anything and everything you want to do without regard to how you are representing the Lord and without His anointing on you.
Judges 16:20 She said, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he awoke out of his sleep and said, I will go out as I have time after time and shake myself free. For Samson did not know that the Lord had departed from him. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
There could very well be a powerful anointing on your life. You could walk in a demon-destroying, sick-healing, dead-raising anointing, just like Jesus had. Make sure you give God the glory, just as Jesus did.
John 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power). (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Continue to remind yourself it is not you; it is the Lord working through you.
John 5:19 So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Please don’t start believing the news articles, Facebook likes, tweets and retweets about you.
Isaiah 14:12 My, how you’ve fallen from the heights of heaven! O morning star, son of the dawn! What a star you were, as you menaced and weakened the nations, but now you’ve been cut down, fallen to earth. (The Voice TVT)
Don’t begin to honor the anointing and leave out the One who anoints. Nothing good will come of it.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I asked You to use me, use me in Your service, use me for Your glory, use me in the midst of Your people. Thank You for challenging me. Thank You for requiring me to make sure my heart was pure, and my motive was to bring You glory. You told me a self-serving motive would cause me to end up like King Nebuchadnezzar. You told me how the enemy would try to convince me the anointing on my life is mine. You reminded me of the times when people would thank me and clap. The most important thing You told me was I have to remain humble and rooted in You. If I do, the accolades and gratitude will not change me. I repent for saying I could never do what the King did. Instead, I want to believe I wouldn’t. What I will ask is that You keep me close to You, and I will always acknowledge You and give You the credit that is Yours already. I will tell the world that I thank You and they should thank You, not me, for loving them enough to send a song that inspired them. I will to tell the world to praise You, not me, for sending a word that brought correction and encouragement. Please Father, don’t let me, for one second, pull the attention from You and accept it for me…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.