Issues

Part 11 of ’12 Things my True Love said to me.’ – Sabine Adeyinka. (RDM Contributor)

There is a prominent line in the film, ‘the devil’s advocate’, where Al Pacino who stars as the devil says, ‘Vanity, my favorite sin.’ I remember being struck by that line because if there is one thing that could lure me into a lie, it would be vanity. I know it’s there when I find a poignant quote and struggle to admit it wasn’t I who came up with it.

The 11th thing my true love said to me is – Give me (GOD) the glory.

There is the story of the chef who was trying to get a wealthy lady to use his services as a personal chef. He tried everything from, ‘you could invite your book club over for a party’ to ‘you wouldn’t need to lift a finger’ but she wouldn’t budge. However, when he said, ‘you could tell everyone you cooked the food’, she was sold.

We love to take the credit but the truth be told, there is no one who should be taking the credit but God. There is no doubt that people have paid their dues and put in their hard work but at the end of the day God is responsible for the air in their lungs. Even if you don’t believe in God, you have to know that each day is a gift and you have no power to dictate whether you get to see the next day or not. So why do we boast? We can do nothing on our own.

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Examples of where we can give him glory:

– You take time to rest and have lots of ‘me’ time – Only God can give you rest
– You come into his presence daily – It is by Grace that we enter his presence and not by our own works.
– You eat healthy and take care of your body – Only someone who is alive can do that and you are most certainly not responsible for that.

I believe it is paramount especially when we begin to think we have arrived to remember that there is nothing we have that we have not received.

So I wish you all success in your endeavors but remember to do it to the glory of God from whom all blessings flow.

– Sabine Adeyinka is a wife, mother and an entrepreneur.