Monday, 8 June 2009


Today in At the Well, the subject of being overlooked is discussed. I think we have all experienced this in some way or other. I remember Colin, my husband being publicly given credit for something I had done all the work for. You have a few choices in these situations I think. You can become bitter about it and have feelings of "that's not fair", I should be acknowledged I did all the work. Believe me these thoughts fleetingly went through my head!

However, I very quickly reminded myself that I am here to serve our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Does it really matter if someone else gets the credit? Everything we do in our lives and service is for the glory of our great Lord.

This verse came to mind - " 3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you." Romans, Ch 12, verse 3(NIV).

This verse from Romans is quite humbling and reminds us how important it is that Jesus should be the centre of everything, we don't deserve his love but he has mercy on us and through grace we are saved not through our works.

In our current celebrity culture we can sometimes slip into modes of selfishness and boasting. Maybe these moments when we are overlooked are a small reminder from our Lord to be careful of our thoughts of why we serve and do what we do?

Love Collette x


  1. Great post and wonderful Scripture!

  2. Thanks so much for joining us! What a great verse for us to remember!


  3. Checking our motives will definitely humble us, won't it? Great verse and great thoughts on this subject!

  4. HI there, thank you for you sweet comments on my blog. It was very encouraging.

    Loved your post here and I love that scripture! It gets me everytime. Puts me back in my place, usually knocking me off my high-horse ;-)

    Thank you again,


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