Read Psalm 106-108
Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. Psalm 106:8
It’s not about us.
It’s never been about us.
It’s not going to ever be about us.
It’s just selfish thinking that it might be about us.
Everything God does is ultimately for His glory and His honor. Yes, we will receive blessings along the way if we’re abiding in Him, but it’s not about us. Even our salvation points back to Him and His great gift.
He doesn’t have to use us, but He does. It’s His delight to see us do things for Him. We are simply the vessel - the way He chooses to use us at this moment. And sometimes He chooses to work through us, but always for His glory and our good.
If your life isn’t reflecting the mighty power of the true and living God, it’s time to remember that it’s not about you. The work you do should be for His name’s sake, or it’s just wood, hay and stubble. He saved us to bring glory and honor to His name. His mighty power will be known whether we participate or not. But what joy there is in making His name known!