>How often do you say I? Let’s suppose 50, maybe 100 times a day? It’s crazy to sit back and realize how “I” focused the world really is. People cut you off in traffic because they are in a hurry. People shoplift because they don’t care what the law says and they want something…that second. Classmates cheat because they want a good grade whether or not it is deserved. We live in a society that fosters this “me complex” and rewards instant gratification. It’s crazy because our life, our meager existance has nothing to do with us–it is all about God.
James 4:13-14 makes it very clear that our life is fleeting. We are but a vapor-here one moment and gone the next. So if we are here for a moment how can we even begin to argue with a valid point that anything we do is about us? The reality is that life is fragile. We are, by design, infinate creatures. But God, well He is outside of time. He was the one who created time in the first place! Baffling isn’t it? But why would we want a God we could fully comprehend. Seems to me that would be a very small and insignificant god if I could wrap my head around all that he is. But that is the point! Our God, the God of creation and of the cross always was, always is and always will be. He is the point. He is the star of the show! 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that “whatever you do it all for the glory of God.”
Everything in life was created for His pleasure, not our own. So today, reach out to God and let Him handle whatever comes your way–He already has the answer anyway.
1. Read Psalm 67:1-2,
–How can we be assured that God is the main character in our story of life?
2. Read Philippians 4:4,6-8,
–Why would we be commanded to rejoice?
–What things in your life keep you from being joyful?
–How do you respond to stress and worry in your life?
3. Read Matthew 10:32-33, Ecclesiastes 7:2, and Revelation 3:1
–Even upon our death, who will it be about? Who has the final say in our eternity?
–What would people say about you?
–What would God say about you?
~The idea and inspiration of this post needs to be credited to “Crazy Love,” by Francis Chan. Many of these ideas can be found in the 2nd chapter (highly recommend reading BTW!) 🙂 www.crazylovebook.com