I am always amazed at the arrogance of some people. They are impressed with themselves, and they are not shy about telling people. This is especially true with professional fighters. Their whole mantra is to exude confidence and to intimidate their opponent. King David was a mighty warrior, but he knew where his talents came from. He shows us to give credit where credit is due.
“He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.”
David knew where his strength came from. He was an accomplished warrior, but deep inside, he knew where his abilities came from. It was from the Lord. His hands were ready for battle, but his victory was assured because a gentle God protected him. What made David special was that he gave credit where credit was due. He was humble.
So many athletes get in front of the camera and tell the world how great they are. They want everyone to be impressed with their talents and abilities that were a gift from God. In their mind, they are convinced it is because of their hard work and discipline and fail to remember how easy things came to them when they were young. David didn’t fall into this trap when people began to sing his praises.
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
Make sure you recognize God in the areas where He has gifted you. You might not be a warrior or athlete, but there are areas in your life where God gave you some exceptional abilities. Use those to glorify God but always remember in your heart to give credit where credit is due. You might not get famous, but you will remain humble. It will prevent you from falling hard over your pride.