Arrogance and pride are things that do not reflect The Word of God (here we can and do say “The life of Christ”) Doing things for vainglory goes directly against The Lord’s teachings. Humility, patience, and gentleness are in line with how Jesus lived His life. Use His life and death as a model, because that is exactly how The Creator of ALL things intended it to be.
And we pray:
Forgive me Father, for I have selfishly demanded recognition for the good deeds that I have done. I wish that I can selfishly do things that benefit others because it truly makes me feel better, not because I will get acclaim from others. Holy Lord, forgive me for these transgressions and help me to learn from these mistakes in the future. I ask that You aid me in my progress, along the path to righteousness. Amen.