All glory belongs to God. Whether we are eating, sleeping, walking, running, or even bathing, all of it is for God’s glory. As Christians, we do the things we do to honor God, not only in speech, but also in action. Everything we do should reflect our heart’s desire to please Him who created us.
When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he was determined to have them remember how great is our God:
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Wanting to seek glory for the self is a futile exercise. King Solomon, the wisest king who ever lived, said this in the book of Ecclesiastes, “So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 2:9, 11).
Glorifying the self is every human’s natural instinct. We have it within our hearts to want to be great. But when we give God the glory to everything we do, we suddenly have given our lives meaning. None of our deeds is for striving for the wind, but for God’s glory. For when we are giving God the glory, we are living our lives with purpose, and therefore, living the happiest.
Let us continue to do all things for God’s glory.