Give it up!
We work hard for what we have. Something drives us. Something pushes us forward. It’s not the same thing for each one of us, but there is something for each one of us.
So we work hard, and when we achieve our goals, whatever they may be, we celebrate, we congratulate ourselves. We offer praise… to ourselves. For our personal achievements.
And if we go too far, we can let those personal achievements, those self-congratulations, invade our hearts. We can let them take the place in our hearts that should belong to God alone.
What is it for you?
Pride? Greed? Desire?
Let’s talk about what we have to give up, if we are to follow Jesus.