As we respond to the Lord’s call to use our unique gifts and talents to serve him, we sometimes run into trouble. It can be challenging to keep the proper balance between valuing what God has given us and, well, humility.
Paul has always been the perfect answer to that dilemma for me. He had to make his case to be called an apostle, and he never backed down from it, and he didn’t engage in false modesty about his gifts. But he also always, continually, made it clear that anything good that came out of his ministry was due to God’s grace. I am what I am and God has worked through me. What better balance is there than that?
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