“Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.”
1 Timothy 4.15 ESV
“These things” refer to Timothy’s work as an evangelist. The second phrase is literally, “be in them.” Timothy doesn’t seek to impress others as his motivation, but he is to influence others by his example.
How can we be totally immersed in serving God? How does one shine one’s light without wanting to be seen by others as a personal motivation?