When You Are Tempted to Let Success Go to Your Head

Success exposes a man to the pressure of people
and thus tempts him to hold on to his gains
by means of “fleshly” methods and practices,
and to let himself be ruled wholly
by the dictatorial demands of incessant expansion.
Success can go to my head, and will
unless I remember
that it is God who accomplishes his work,
that he can continue to do so without my help,
and that he will be able to make out with other means
whenever he cuts me down to size.
– Helmut Thielicke, Encounter with Spurgeon

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