What motivates you? Don’t fall into the trap of superficial reading of scripture. The Bible promises persecution and victory. Usually we ignore the down and memorize the up. Most of us are more motivated by a “crown” (5850) than servanthood.
What is the promise here? Is God saying He is going to make us all beautiful? Is He going to make us all royalty? If all you read are the modern translations you might get that idea. Even the KJV could make you think in those directions. Here is where the old Good News Bible says it well. I include verse 8 to give the vital context.
(Proverbs 4:8-9 GNB) Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will bring you honor. She will be your crowning glory."The crown is wisdom. The glory is hers.
So? Live today to bring glory to God, not to magnify yourself. To lift yourself up makes you a tin-pot dictator of a banana republic. To lift Him makes you an ambassador of eternity. Seems simple.