Competing with God for His Glory

“If we insist on being achievers, seeking God so that others might admire our faith, our commitment, or our dedication, we become God’s competitors, trying to steal some of His glory.” (Gary Thomas, Thirsting for God, eBook loc. 272)

I doubt I rarely, if ever, do anything from a pure motive.  As a pastor I want to promote Christ in my ministry, but sometimes there slips in an element of self promotion.

This is one more reason, a personal reason, why I must preach a message of grace.  God chooses to love me and use me in spite of my mixed motives in ministry!

3 Responses to Competing with God for His Glory

  1. I want very much to follow Jesus completely, constantly and intimately but I make so many mistakes in life and ministry and fall short of my own expectations and desires. Grace is so important. There’s a conference on Grace this September at Friends University with Richard Foster and John Orrtberg. I want to be there! Eric Britcher, Mansfield, Ohio

  2. djclaassen says:

    Sounds like a great conference, Eric! I checked it out and I think I’ve found the link to the web site about the conference.


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