1 Corinthians 15:10
We do things backwards. We try to work hard to earn an identity and then hope that God will reward us. Paul shows us another way. He begins with the grace of God – with God’s unmerited love, mercy and forgiveness. It’s this that makes him who he is – a wretch rescued by love. Now, out of that identity, Paul works and works hard. But it’s not the frenzied activity of the empty, but the energetic activity of the filled.
PRAY that we would get things the right way around: God grace, our sense of identity and then hard work.