You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
(Deuteronomy 8:17 – 18)
You know those award shows, like the Oscars or Grammy’s, where the recipient of the award makes their way to the stage from the crowd and then accepts and award and proceeds to make a speech? Have you ever noticed who and what they thank? Most speeches start off with the winner thanking their parents, friends, colleagues, manager, etc. But very few thank the one who gifted them with their talents – God.
There are many rich people, but several of them claim their wealth is due to their decisions and the way they lived their life. But it’s not – without God, how could you become wealthy? Without God, there would be no money to spend, no supplies to make a product, no people to sell the product to, no world. So how can your success be yours solely, and not Gods?
God gives us the opportunity to succeed and grow and develop in all areas of our life, but how often do we take the spotlight for our achievements, instead of proclaiming God for gifting us so we can achieve?
It’s Melbourne Cup day tomorrow; basically it’s known as the Race that Stops The Nation even though it’s only a public holiday for the Melbourne metropolitan area. There’s a big horse race at 3pm at Flemington and millions of dollars are wagered on the 24 or so horses that race for the prestigious Melbourne Cup. This year is the 150th Melbourne Cup which makes it extra special.
As is a new family tradition, for the past five years or so at least, the whole family comes over to our place to watch the race, have a barbecue, do a cup sweep, etc. It’s quite a lot of fun. However, since they’ll be arriving at like 11:30am tomorrow, I’m going to have to get up mega early to do some more cleaning, make the punch and hopefully do some drawing haha.