What about you? How important to you is being right, being heard, or being known? Do you have an inflated view of your own significance? Paul attributed everything valuable in his life to the grace of God. And yet the apostle didn’t deny the fact that he had accomplished much for his Lord and Saviour. For in I Corinthians 15:10 he states “But I labored more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.” Paul had an absence of pride, but an admission of accomplishments for Christ.
So don’t be too proud! I heard a funny story about the great one “Muhammad Ali”, the champion boxer. The story took place in the heyday of his reign as heavyweight champion of the world. Muhammad had taken his seat on a plane and the giant 747 was starting to taxi down the runway when the flight attendant walked by and noticed Ali had not fastened his seat belt. “Please fasten your seat belt, sir,” she requested. He proudly looked up and snapped, “Superman don’t need no seat belt, lady!” And without hesitation she started at him and said, “Yea, and Superman don’t need no plane…so buckle up.” Nuf, said!