Romans 15:17 – Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God.
If Paul ever engages in any kind of boasting, it is not in his own abilities that he glories, but in Jesus Christ alone. Also, it is not in his own achievements but in what God has produced through him. Therefore, as a humble servant of Jesus you should never engage in improper boasting, but rather you must be conscious of the fact that God is using you to accomplish His purposes. Any temptation to pride is tempered by the realization that you are nothing apart from Him, that you have nothing except what you has received from Him, and that you can do nothing for Christ except by the power of the Holy Spirit that indwells you and empowers you.
There is always a good reason to glory in Christ. In fact, your own transformed life is a great reason to boast. The things the Lord has been showning you lately is another. You see, you may get a little bummed out at the things you are doing, but if you can see what God is doing, you can’t help but be thankful. So, your challenge this week is to boast in the abilities God has and how He is desiring to use you to point people to Him. Tell someone what Jesus has done for you recently and let them know how grateful you are to Him for doing so.