“Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else.” Galatians 6:4 NIV
A body is consisted of many different parts. Each part has its own purpose and function that, when done, will benefit the whole body. The purpose of the feet is to bring the whole body to places through walking. When it succeeded to bring the whole body to any place, it can say to itself “Be glad for you have done your purpose” but it cannot boast about anything to the other parts of the body. If it does, the eyes may tell to it “You would have stumbled if I wasn’t looking where you’re going.” We, as parts of the spiritual body of Christ, have our own ministries. Our main objective in striving to do our ministry is to glorify God. Remember that it is His mercy and not any of our qualities that made us worthy to be a part of His body. If we performed well, do not boast about it. Instead, let us tell to ourselves that we are just servants and we only did our duty. The key is to have the right objective. If our aim is to please people and honor ourselves, we can’t help it but boast about our achievements. But if we aim to please our Lord, we will be humble before Him and anybody else.