Behind every face on television, every voice on the radio, every giant in business or politics, there is a story. There are roots. They weren’t just born shining stars — they had to get into the sky first. As the cliché goes, “You’ve got to start somewhere!”
But what’s most interesting to me is how much someone changes — or doesn’t — when he or she reaches even a little success.
Whether it’s the boy who starts an earth-moving non-profit, or the girl who becomes president, you’ll likely hear stories from teachers or childhood friends about little traits or quirks from early on that tipped them off to coming success: “I knew she had it in her.” Or you might hear baffled retrospection from parents: “I never knew he had it in him!”
As the years go by, one of the best things that can be said about us is that our victories and successes haven’t changed us. This doesn’t go for just the next world-changer or culture-shifter. This applies to all of us. You and I should remain humble and grateful before the Lord in whatever challenges we overcome and in whatever success we find in life.
We see this kind of humility in David when he defeated Goliath. He was still a man of the people after turning the tide against the entire Philistine army. Little did he know how many more military victories would follow, and what a legacy he would ultimately leave.
When Saul offered David his oldest daughter, Merab, David replied, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father’s clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?”
We saw this humility intact when David became king. He was still a man of the people and a man after God’s own heart.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jack Graham