I hate to be so revealing of my inconsistencies and shortcomings, but I have a problem. I don’t think I’m the only one. You may struggle here too. This is my issue: I want my wife to tell me all of the “wonderful” things I do…all the time. Somehow my ego needs to be satisfied and acknowledged, especially by my wife. So, when I do the dishes or pick up my dirty socks from the middle of the room, I want her to see it and say something. I want her to say, “Oh, what a wonderful husband you are! There’s not another man in the world who is as helpful as you.” It sounds pretty petty, doesn’t it?
You have already gathered my problem is just that…” my problem.” My wife does more in 5 minutes than I do in 5 days. There is no comparison. So, all together now, will you just say together, “Bob, grow up!”
But have you ever felt like nobody sees the good things that you do in private or behind the scenes? Hopefully, you’re not as shallow as me. But this need to be acknowledged can be pretty strong. Well, if that’s you, remember Matthew 6:3-4 – But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. God sees what you do behind the scenes. Don’t worry about others seeing it. God’s got your back.