Want to honored?
1a : To regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor.
b : To give special recognition to : to confer honor on.
When God honors you, do you have a hard time receiving the blessing?
To put it another way, have you ever noticed God blessing you–and you feel like you have to delegate the blessing? Or, maybe God gives you an opportunity. He puts you in the spotlight–and you feel like you need to use that spotlight to put others in the spotlight?
There is always a good reason to serve others. There’s always a good reason to raise other people up–and there’s always a reason to give other people opportunity. That’s the Kingdom.
BUT … Sometimes God is trying to honor you, and He just wants you to sit back and receive the honor.
Sometimes He’s trying to bless YOU, and He wants you to accept the blessing. And when God honors you, you have to know the difference. You have to recognize it when you’re meant to just be blessed by the honor.
- You get picked for specific opportunities that you never imagined would come your way.
- You suddenly have favor, and people who can impact your destiny start talking about you—in a good way.
- Your work starts getting recognized, when nobody ever recognized your work before.
All of these are examples of honor. Honor is something we all want, even if we don’t know what to call it. It’s what happens when the Father chooses to brag on you and promote you.
We should not seek that honor which comes from men but the honor that comes only from God. Men often honor one another, but that honor is nothing if it be not in conformity to God’s truth. Christians should honor God by obeying him and count as their highest honor a word from him saying, “Well done you good and faithful servant.”
And we pray:
May I honor You, Lord, with all of my words and actions, from the heart, at all times and in all places. Keep me from pursuing men’s applause and approval, but let me look to You alone for approval. To You, my true Master, I stand and You keep me from falling; You keep me up and centered in You, Amen.