It’s Not About Me!
I can’t remember the whole song, but the main line was, “It’s not about me. It’s all about You Lord.” Great lessons learned from a children’s song…That line has stuck with me.
Often, I make life revolve around MY circumstances and MY family, MY desires, MY ideas, MY needs, MY wants, MY schedule. But, when it’s all about ME, I miss the point.
Look at the different focus of Ephesians 2:10 can have by simply reading it selfishly, then from a less prideful angle:
1. For WE are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do GOOD WORKS which He prepared in advance for US to do.”
2. For we are GOD’S WORKMANSHIP created in CHRIST JESUS to do good works which HE prepared IN ADVANCE for us to do.”
In the first verse, we are the focus. In the second, the focus is where it should be - on God and what He has done. The 2 verses right before this talk about how we are saved by grace, “through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9) It’s not about us…it’s all about Him.
You and I have been invited to be a part of a bigger picture: God’s plan for this time in history. God, the creator of the universe that made trees, eyes, fingerprints, ladybugs - the perfect ONE - has invited us to be part of HIS plan. Wow! That’s a lot to think about. Living for Him is much more exciting than anything I can cook up on my own.
Take a look at this video. It was a tool God used to open my eyes to see what His plan is; to remind me that it’s not about me, it really is all about Him.
Whenever you get a chance, teach these things to your children. Help them understand now, that it's all about Him.
Hope you have a great week!