O Lord, you mete out peace to us, for it is you who have accomplished all we have done. Is 26: 12
I had to stop and ponder this word from Isaiah recently. Ruminate like the cow rechews the cud. In my mind I went back over the things I have accomplished in my life. Now I am seeing them more in the light of Him having done them through me and I have rediscovered them with a new beauty.
It is God who is active within us, giving us both the will and the achievement, in accordance with his good purpose. St. Basil
Well, not only the achievement but even the will is his doing, not mine. A greater sense of awe has dawned.
St. Paul said, "I have toiled harder than all the others, but it is not I but the grace of God, which is with me." 1 Cor 15: 10
So the will, the grace, the accomplishments are all received as gift. Obviously, i am nothing without the Giver.