“When people commend themselves, it doesn’t count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them.” (2 Corinthians 10:18, NLT)
The current fixation on self-promotion isn’t new. Folks were marketing themselves long before Paul wrote today’s admonition against the self-promotion to the Christian disciples in Corinth — which was the New York City of its day: Populous, cosmopolitan, a crossroads of humanity.
I know, I know. . . We reason that if we’re not for ourselves, then who is? It is a valid question. The answer for the disciple of Jesus is that it is God who is our champion. God opens doors that no one can close; and God closes doors that no one can open.
Be faithful to Him in all things, and he will not only chart the course of your life; but He will ensure that you arrive at all of the correct checkpoints at the right time. – Luther