Also, I love meeting a person’s needs. I love seeing them happy and feeling blessed. I love it when they hug me and when they feel loved by me! Then I get love returned and we are all happy. There has been a few times I have forced myself to give anonymously. I must say, it doesn’t feed my personal emotions quite the same. I don’t get any glory, I don’t get any feeling of pride, I don’t get any praise, and I don’t get any credit! It all goes to God!
Isn’t that how it is suppose to be? When I give or when I receive anonymously, then the giver is taken out of the picture. The only thing you can say is God moved in someone's heart and He provided through that person. He gets the love, He gets the gratitude, and He gets the glory! Our life should be lived that way but our own need for emotional connection to others and the need to glorify ourselves get in the way.
Every day we have to surrender self and stop fighting God for the glory which belongs only to Him. Today lets practice letting God get of all the glory by doing something for someone and doing it anonymously. Lets let God shine instead of us.
“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks. Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God, who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out."
Matthew 6:2-4 (The Message)