It’s Not About You
Isaiah 43:6-7 – 6 I will say to the north, give up, and to the south, do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
In a world that has selfies, self-esteem, and “me time” it is hard for us to grasp the reality that this world is not about us. Even redeemed Christians who have had their eyes opened to the reality of God and His purposes have trouble getting the focus off of themselves. We see that in how our money is spent, what our schedules look like, the things we say or don’t say to each other, and even in our prayers. Our worlds revolve around us. Our Christian version of this secular reality has a me-centered testimony, a me-centered sanctification, and a me-centered view of who God is and what His purposes are. Scripture paints a different story.
In God’s revelation, we see that the world isn’t about us at all; it’s about Him. He created this world for His glory, and everything in it. Our job as the creature, in right response, is to see that glory and to make that glory known to those who don’t see it. We find hope and joy in doing this. We find peace and true love in doing this. God Himself became flesh to redeem us from our blindness to His glory with the purpose of doing this. As you go about your day, your week, and your life ask yourself this question, “Is my life all about me or is it about something bigger?”
Let’s pray that the God who formed and made us for His glory will open our eyes to our wayward self-purposes and focus and return to Him wholeheartedly in glorious worship. He and His glory is what this is all about.