There’s a beast within me. It’s hungry, demanding, and jealous.
The beast desires applause. It seeks glory, acclaim.
The beast is me.
THE BEAST WITHIN
I want everyone to know how hard I work to organize service projects. I want people to look at my children and think about what a great mother I am. I get angry when someone steals the spotlight.
The beast is insatiable.
And this beast is inside all of us. We’re all glory seekers.
We were made to chase after God’s glory (Isa. 43:7), but sin distorts this God-given desire into a pursuit of our own glory. Our chase changes course. We’re like the dog who runs around in circles chasing his own tail. Our eyes are fixed on ourselves and the vanity of our chase eludes us.