I love Drake’s song, “Trophies”. I can relate to most of the lyrics but I love the part that says:
Sh*t don’t come with trophies
Ain’t no envelopes to open
I just do it cause I’m ‘sposed to,”
I look in the mirror daily and ask the woman staring back at me:
“What are you doing this for?”
I sometimes have to remind myself that the things that I am doing on this Earth are not for recognition, money or my own personal gain. I make moves that I know are God’s will for my life, and I don’t worry about the paycheck, the networking opportunity, or the fame that it may bring. I do it because my goal is to please the one that chose me to do it. That is what I am supposed to do.
People often ask, “What if no one notices what you’ve done?” or, “Doing God’s will doesn’t guarantee a paycheck. He’s not dropping dollars out of Heaven. Aren’t you worried about how you will make a living?”
That’s when I pull away and remind myself of this scripture: In Matthew 6
“Do Not Worry
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”