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!