Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them (Matthew 6:1).
Lois had studied piano at the Chicago Conservatory and become a concert pianist; yet she refused to play the piano at church. She was worried about people praising her. She suffered from the sin of pride.
We cannot stop people from praising us, but we can redirect their praise to whom it belongs. If there be anything good in you or coming from you, it is God who is doing it.
Lois could have used her talents for God’s glory and then pointed the praise back to the Lord at work in her. Instead, she was a thief of His rightful glory.
Without Me you can do nothing (John 15:5).