Men if you only would humble yourself and not boast about your gains and success. Let me make it clear, God is not opposed to riches and glory in life, although once we as a man believe it is us that birthed riches and glory by our own hands, the wrath of God will surely be upon us!
Here’s my personal experience:
I like to workout, especially in the form of powerlifting. My whole life I have had great strength, above the human (man) average. Then pride came into my heart, I started to sin in my heart by questioning my ability. I boasted in my strength and provoked The Master, I questioned the reasons for my strength. There was no specific reason for my physical strength moreover my physical strength is a reflection of an attribute of my spiritual strength.
Many times, man boasts in himself and to the world because man doesn’t know that the Master is the one who gives good gifts (strength, power, riches, etc.) to his children. We truly are our own downfall, reasoning being we don’t know the spiritual keys or simply the laws of the Kingdom of God. Interestingly, after the Master humbles you, after someone boasts, the Master is always willing to accept back a humble heart. The Master is so good that He rather have you live, after you humble yourself, than to have a humbled heart have eternal damnation.
If you find yourself boasting a life, humble yourself. That which is risen, like self exaltation, must be brought down, into humbleness. That which is brought down, through humbleness, is exalted into heights that man can not reach by himself.
There’s no guarantee for tomorrow and the days of the future are never promised. Yet, we as human being trust our own flesh to boast for the great things we will do tomorrow, not knowing that there’s a possibility that we can return to dust the next hour.
O’ how the small spark that our loud trumpet ignites great firestorms in our lives. The trumpet binds us in broken promises and plans that never come to pass as we wished. Taming the flame of our words can preserve us from our destruction. The tongue, is what I’m talking about, is used to give many words of blessings and at the same time easily curses unto anyone who offends. The tongue is the spark that can set off your personal life into a world of turmoil.
Careful when you boast about the plans for tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come. We may have many plans, projects, and intentions but the Son of Man guides your steps according to his will. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring.
Live for today and be thankful for today’s achievements and glory. Not your achievements and glory instead that what belongs to the Son of Man. For the Son of Man is good and will use your Trumpet to be a blessing to your kin and your kin’s neighbors.
If by boasting you know what do in the future, and yet not do it is a form of wickedness of the soul. With this in mind, how can you boast about future events without being imperfect, for perfection is only of the Son of Man. We humans do not control the weather or circumstances in life, much less can we add to our own substance by taking thought. So how do you live for tomorrow? It simply as living today for today and trusting the Son of Man to lead you in paths along calm rivers and green pastures. The Son of Man is shepherd to the elect, and the elect know his voice.