Learn to Deflect Praise!
The command to practice Godly disciplines secretly is for the purpose of focusing on God’s approval rather than on man’s praise. Herod failed to understand this principle and paid the ultimate price for violating it. He gave an oration to the nations of Tyre and Sidon and “the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost (Acts 12:22–23).”