When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Prov. 16:7)
Think of David, the young musician, tending his father's sheep back on the hills of Judea many centuries ago. He was a self-taught, gifted musician. He didn't go on tour, trying to make a name for himself. Instead, he sang to the sheep. He had no idea that someday his lyrics would find their way into the psalter or would be the very songs that have inspired and comforted millions of people through long and dark nights.
David didn't seek success; he simply humbled himself under the mighty hand of God, staying close to the Lord and submitting himself to Him. And God exalted David to the highest position in the land. . . .
You don't have to promote yourself. . . . God will promote you. . . . Let God do the exalting! In the meantime, sit quietly under His hand.
So many of us at one point or another have attempted to put ourselves out there to be exalted by man only to have all the accolades we receive from them fall flat on their faces. While being acknowledged by our brothers and sisters in Christ for the work we render in Christian service is a good thing. Being acknowledged (and more importantly, exalted) by God is by far the most important event in our lives. When God exalts us, He is simply being our biggest cheerleader. There is something very critical that we must understand. Before God exalts us, we must first be humbled. The way God humbles us will vary from Christian to Christian. What matters is that we come out of that situation that God allows in our lives as people that are both humbled and hungry to have an intimate relationship with Him. Always remember friends, God exalts the humble not the proud.
Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!