My daughter likes watching the "ninja turtles" as they fight crime and save the people of the city. One thing that some of the turtles struggle with is doing their work and not receiving recognition. They feel they can only work in the shadows, but their teacher reminds them that if they were exposed, their work would suffer. The receive their reward by keeping the city safe.
When we are working for God, we may feel the same way. As we work, we should not be focused on earthly recognition or reward. If we help those in need only because we seek a reward or praise, then we are not doing the work for God or for the "right reasons." With our hearts set on God, we can have faith in working for God and in working "in the shadows" for Him. We can work as a team with fellow believers for the glory of God!
Don't be concerned with working "in the shadows" as long as your heart is following God's will!
Thank You for blessings and for preparing me to work for You. Please fill my heart and guide my actions in working for Your glory. Through Jesus I pray, amen.