79. I do not accept praise from men (John 5:41).
Can we be that focused on pleasing God that we have no interest in the praise of men? Too easily we judge ourselves “on the curve” of those around us. If we excel beyond the ability of others, we think ourselves great and usually there are those who will affirm our thoughts. But are we measuring up to the capacity God intends for our lives. Surely He can do more with us than can be matched by our abilities. Do we seek that level of excellence. We must pursue His standard and His good pleasure. Only then will our lives find the purpose they are intended to know.