“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)
3:18 – The glory that the Spirit imparts to the believer is more excellent and lasts longer than the glory that Moses experienced. By gazing at the nature of God with unveiled minds, we can be more like him. In the Good News, we see the truth about Christ, and it transforms us morally as we understand and apply it. Through learning about Christ’s life, we can understand how wonderful God is and what he is really like. As our knowledge deepens, the Holy Spirit helps us to change. Becoming Christlike is a progressive experience (see Romans 8:29; Galatians 4:19; Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2). The more closely we follow Christ, the more we will be like him. (Tyndale Study Bible)
We all seek glory and recognition on a daily basis. As Christians know, however, we need to accept Jesus as our Savior and we will have glory forever, not temporarily.
I used to look for comfort and recognition in various things throughout the years. People that know me will remember that if it was not the one thing, it was the next. It was not all bad because I learned many valuable life lessons, through all of it. I still can’t understand who I was trying to impress. Now I can share my mistakes and shortcomings and hope others will learn from them.
I look at kids today they are all chasing this thing called life. And in the process, they make huge mistakes trying to impress their piers and friends. You see, that’s not the important part.
The important part is to empower yourself with knowledge and wisdom. Doing that is not so glamorous as it takes hard work. If you can recall, I spoke about doing your best in everything, both difficult and easy. Take time to study and to train your mind and body. Nothing happens without any action from your part. Do something.
We don’t see the opportunity to learn sometimes. Start by going to Church and studying the Bible. There is so much wisdom therein.
The great part for me is that I don’t have to impress anybody anymore. I do everything to the Glory of God. And let me be clear about this: He is the best Motivator.
To Your Glory