(Proverbs 22:29 KJV) Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Our skill will determine where we “stand” (3320). Most of us will not stand before heads of state or kings of capitalism. If so, then well and good, but for the most part we will be called to answer to managers, parents, team leaders and such as that. I would hope that we would be called on because we are “skilled” (4106) (NASB) and “diligent” (KJV) in what we do and not because we are simply “yes” men.
Usually principals do not bring tours of parents to my rooms. One reason is my lack of enthusiasm about decorating. The walls of my room do not make good advertising. Another is that they can never be sure what I will say. I understand that. One time a group was escorted in and among the group was the parent of a child I had taught a few years before. I was informed that the parent had demanded they come to my room because she wanted to have the others meet me. She informed me that her next son was excited about having me next year.
That is what I call standing before kings.
So? If we are faithful we will usually be unsung heroes, to be honest. We serve God, not man. But on occasion you can expect some feedback that is more valuable than all the awards you get because your boss took some class on motivating the troops. Savor them.