Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 20, 2016

It’s Really Not About Me

june 20“For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.” Isaiah 14:13a (NIV)

Recited those words many times, yet they keep coming back at me.  Wonder why?  Don’t you just love the way God gently whispers when the “I” seems to take center stage.  Without even recognizing it, we often find ourselves scrambling for attention.  Talking with a group of friends, we somehow draw the conversation back to ourselves.   Embarking on a ministry endeavor, we quickly realize that our way is the best way and did we fail to mention that it was the only way.  Seizing an attitude that we quickly dismiss as hormonal, we rant and rave as though the world revolves around us, our agenda, our plans.  But then again it’s really not about me! Or have we made it that way?

Wasn’t that the problem from the very beginning?  Satan slithered right into our paradise.  Tricked us into thinking it was all about us.  Entertained and enticed us with words that questioned God’s authority.  Promised us wisdom and superiority – the knowledge of good and evil – just like God.  We tasted the lie and then he slithered away for the moment.  We hid in shame, we cast blame and then we attempted to re-make it all about Him, but God knew.  He had heard those words before; the lies that whispered “It’s all about You.”  He had watched a fallen angel descend and destroy.  Yet God prepared a plan and even though we attempted to take center stage; He showed up in all His glory.  Called by name, restored by grace – we worshipped His covering and realized why it’s really all about Him.

“Father, You are the Only One worthy of praise – keep us off the stage, humbling surrendered to You.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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