Realizing everything is not always about you can be a hard thing to except,but it’s a step in this process we call life.
A few weeks ago I had to give myself “A Self” an evaluation. I owe that to my Sunday school teacher. It never fails he’s always giving me something to think about and the bigger picture. He asked “what has the minstry you’re in taught you”. Patience… to impact not impress…how to be humble are just a few, but the one that stood out to me the most is “It’s not always about what you want”. Those seven little words became the biggest words of my day. Maybe they’ll become yours…out of love and honesty I have to tell you……
Devestating to hear right…Lol? But, Sometimes it takes just that….to hear and say those words aloud because sometimes we forget. To be frankly honest everything we do should be for the glory of God and not ourselves. My teacher strongly preached on that in class. I’m glad he did, because it’s easy to lose sight of God when doing things and be confromed into worldly things when we shouldn’t (Romans 12:2). My teacher said ask yourself..”Why are you doing what you are doing, Is it to impress or is it to Impact others”. Those are very valid questions, but a bigger question is, “Are you allowing God to be ahead of whatever it is that you are doing”. Sometimes we lose sight of that question, and including God because we think we can do all things through us alone, when we should see that “With God all things are Possible”(Matthew 19:26) . From personal experiences I’ve realized that and know that I should, but just because we know things doesn’t mean we always do. So,my challenge for you and myself after reading this,is to put less of you in the things you’re doing and include more of God. Let God do the work and remember “ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” ~Romans 8:28~
Peace and Love