Yesterday, as always I was at the park to pray. On my way home, I tuned in to one of the radio stations, and the preacher was recounting his wealth in Ghana and abroad. He even boasted that, even in the next fifty years, his family will not lack.
Even before I became a believer, my mother always taught me not to boast or brag. She says “it’s annoying”, and a symptom of pride. The old woman says “it is a call for people to you”. “Never seek praise for yourself”, but that’s exactly what boasters and braggards do. There’s no hiding how proud one should be after working hard to accomplish some tasks and the lists of achievements made possible through hard work. However, it is equally important, those accomplishments are not flaunted around to make others feel bad. Driving your new car from Tema to Accra is not boasting or bragging, but talking about how expensive your car is to people who can not afford that price tag is boasting and bragging. It’s okay to be happy about your wealth, money and accomplishments in life, but it’s not okay to make others feel like their accomplishments are less awesome, and make them feel you are better than them in every sense.
Dear believers in Christ, do your best to be humble about the heights you have achieved in life. You can do this by not waving tangible items in other people’s faces and by staying grounded and realistic. You can do that by acknowledging the grace of God upon you. Keep the fact in hindsight that others are not privy to the same opportunities, it is a great way to keep a realistic state of mind when it comes to success and accomplishments. As believers, we all have an equal relationship with God. In Christ, no one is better than the other. Faith is meant to bring people together and not cause a line to be drawn. If you have any boasting to do, do it in the Lord. Instead of drawing attention to ourselves, we draw attention to Christ. This boasting is a call for people to admire Him (Christ), as much as we admire Him. Seek praise for Christ’s worth, not man’s worth.
“Tell me what you boast about and I will tell you what you lack”.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.