Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. – Galatians 6:4-5 NIV
The Lord knows that when we compare ourselves to others, we sometimes feel inadequate, so He asks us to focus on our own work and take pride in the work that we accomplish.
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, so when we take pride in our work, we acknowledge that we are co-creators with God, and we can do nothing without Him. He doesn’t consider us so small that He refuses to work with us. On the contrary! The Lord encourages us to work with Him, as we ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Our work, plus God’s finishing touches, is praiseworthy indeed. Amen.