Daily Reflections

For His Glory

May 7, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people. —Colossians 3:23

It can be difficult to serve without any recogni- tion. In the book of Esther, Mordecai discovered a plot to assassinate King Ahasuerus and informed Queen Esther. She warned the king about the danger he was in, and the plot was averted.

An official record was made of the event, but Mordecai did not receive any thanks. As frustrating as it is for an important deed to go unrecognized, Mordecai did not get angry or resentful. He continued to faithfully serve where he had been placed.

Perhaps you have gone above and beyond the call of duty without any credit. Perhaps you serve daily in obscurity. The best way to maintain an attitude like Mordecai’s is to seek the glory of the One who sees every act done in His name.

It was God’s plan to give Mordecai an earthly reward five years after his service to the king. You may receive the same kind of delayed recognition or continue on in obscurity. Either way, contentment comes from seeking God’s glory.

Make it Personal

How can you have an attitude like Mordecai’s— not caring whether you receive an earthly reward or not?