Wednesday, August 3, 2011
It's Not About Me
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Self-centered people are not pleasant to be around. No matter what situations arise, it's always about them - what they said, what they did, who they are, how they were affected. They are incapable of having an honest conversation because they continually revert the subject back to their needs and their opinions. While their smug arrogance may give the illusion that they are in control of their lives, nothing could be further from the truth. There is no room in their hearts or souls for anyone but themselves. Their only intent is to save their own lives.
Jesus plainly tells us that this mindset is delusional. It denies the reality that God is in all things and is the only one in control. When we give our lives to the Lord, listen for His will for us, and follow His ways in faith and trust, we find the truth, the way, and the life of saving grace.
It's not about us. It never has been. It's always been about God.
"Who you love, I'll love,
How you serve, I'll serve.
If this life I lose,
I will follow you." ~ Chris Tomlin
Psalms 119:97-120 or 81, 82
2 Samuel 9:1-13
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