We all have God-given gifts and abilities, but we choose whether to recognize the giver of those gifts or not. It’s always inspiring to see others give the glory to God, especially when they are …
We all have God-given gifts and abilities, but we choose whether to recognize the giver of those gifts or not. It’s always inspiring to see others give the glory to God, especially when they are accomplishing big things in life. Many times, those kinds of accomplishments get into people’s heads and make them prideful or even arrogant. It’s encouraging and inspiring to see people of influence in their respective fields give God the glory for the realization of their goals.
Oklahoma Softball recently won the Women’s NCAA National Championship, with both their Head Coach and starting pitcher recognizing God’s power in their achievement. Women’s College World Series MVP Giselle Juarez was quoted as saying, “All the glory right now goes to God. He’s been working through this team so much.” What an incredible example of a humble heart that points others towards the true author of every good thing: God Himself!
1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (NIV). We must remember that everything we do, both big and small, is a gift from God. He is the author of life and our Creator, desiring to take an active role in our lives. When we look towards His influence in our lives, we unlock even greater potential within ourselves. He knows us even better than we know ourselves, for He created us. When we walk with Him, He shows us the depths of what we are truly capable of.
Oklahoma Head Coach Patty Gasso, had the following to say: “Winning is not what I’m on earth to do, not winning softball games. The Lord has put it in my heart to win souls and do it in a way that is not forceful, but more trying to be the light for others through the way I live.”
This kind of statement makes evident the heart of a person led by the Holy Spirit. We would do well to emulate her example as we go through life, giving God the glory in whatever we do.
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