We are too quick to blame God when things go wrong and too quick to give ourselves credit when things go right. (quoted by Dan McDairmant, Christian business man)

McDairmant reflects an all too common reaction to the difficulties of life. “Why has God allowed these terrible things to happen to me?” we sometimes ask. But when things go well, we might also proudly point to our successes with the appearance of arrogance. In reality, we ought to humbly recognize that even our successes are the gift of God.

For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. (Luke 14:11)