Sometime ago, I was notified that our Destiny Capsules Daily Devotional was posted on a group without acknowledging the source or even putting “copied.” I responded; “I’ve also seen a few of such in some groups. What matters is that the word spreads and Jesus is glorified.” While it is encouraged that people do the right thing when sharing and posting content, what is most important is that lives are touched and God takes the glory.

Friend, don’t take God’s glory. The question about who takes the glory is one you must patiently and sincerely answer if you would go far with God and fulfil destiny. God is a jealous God. He can share any other thing with you, but not His glory (Exodus 34:14).

Don’t take the glory. Consider the donkey upon whose back Jesus rode into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11). It would be stupid of that donkey to ever think that the songs, laying of garments, etc., were done for it. No. They were done for Jesus, the person riding on its back! The donkey was only privileged to be in the show; it must not steal the show.

Don’t steal the show. Appreciate the privilege of being a part of what God is doing in your generation. Let me ask you: Can you sincerely do something for God in your generation if it won’t carry your name? Listen, until you are comfortable with being anonymous, you cannot go far with God in purpose and destiny (2 Corinthians 12:1-5).

Most of the things that will greatly count for God in eternity will be nameless and faceless. Certain men would get people saved without being known. They would sow seeds anonymously. They would write powerful stuff, serve in obscure places, etc., blessing lives without being known. They would labour silently but sincerely (Luke 17:10).

When your name is seen or mentioned in what God is doing, remember that it is Jesus in you that people must see (Colossians 1:27). Like Paul mentioned in the Bible, can you be comfortable with being called a mere minister (1 Corinthians 3:5)? Let God take the glory, and you won’t miss your reward (Matthew 6:1-6). Amen!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria