How to Receive Applause

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take a bowDo you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29

I love this thought. That at some point, if we are skillful at something (perhaps anything), we will be promoted and receive recognition.

What in the world am I good at? When I receive recognition, who receives the glory… me or God?

Lord, I thank you for the gifts, talents, passions and skills that are because of You. Remind me when things go well to humbly point north. If I receive applause, let me only bow when I realize that You are pleased.

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