2 Corinthians 13:3-10
verse 7: Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
Doing the right thing is not about being recognized by others. Christians can always do better at living their lives as an example to others, but we do not live these lives to be seen or recognized by man. We live these lives for God. By man’s yardstick, we may not measure up. But God sees our hearts. I still compare myself to others from time to time. Nothing of value comes from this. God sometimes points out things to me, through others. This is valuable, and it is through prayer and listening to God that I will see the difference.
Holy Lord, help me to be the best I can be. Although I can and do learn from other followers, you alone show me the way. Your way is never wrong. Amen