In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. Psalm 44:8
The Psalmist found his outlet for bragging, and it wasn’t himself. He found boasting didn’t belong to the man in the mirror but to God. No one else deserved the praise other than God, and bragging was an everyday all-day event. It wasn’t that God became the object of boasting after the victory, but he had decided boasting was a forever attitude.
It is so easy to begin boasting after we have accomplished a significant challenge. It doesn’t take long to fill out the resume of accomplishments and feel very skilled. The Psalmist had an impressive resume filled with many victorious battles. However, he recognized where the action is won, and it is not on the battlefield, but in the mind and heart.
When we start with the giver of gifts, we can easily recognize who deserves praise. This isn’t an easy lesson to learn when success follows us around. The place bragging begins is in the heart for we know deep inside without God; we could not have made it through. When we allow our voice to start with boasting of God, our ego quickly learns its place. Often, our ego needs a check and bragging on God will give it the place it deserves, unnoticed. Once the ego is in check, it frees us up considerably to be used of the Lord because He has a lot more space to work.
Today in the Workplace
How can you boast out loud on God today?