Here is some truth that I hope you all can relate to!
This life is not about us, it is much bigger. That is something that I have been struggling with a lot lately! I live in my own little world. In that world I need to ask myself, “Am I running it or am I letting God run it?” “Do I do the things I do for my glory or His glory?” Our human nature is to be self-interested and self-concerned. These things are not bad, to an extent, but when does it stop? “Do I remind myself that all of my accomplishments are from God?”
We can’t make this life about ourselves. Otherwise, we will fall into the patterns of this world. Dedicating ourselves as living sacrifices in this life will be worth it. The only things that are going to matter in the end are the things that we did for God’s glory, the things we did in Jesus’ name. So looking back, are most of your days about you or about God? I know that most of mine are about me, which is why I am writing this blog. As I write I learn so much about myself and about God. So..lets dive in!
God is everything…
“All things are from him and through him and for him.
May the glory be to him forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36)
We are going to focus on this verse Romans 11:36. It explains why it is a foolish thing to live our lives around ourselves instead of around God.
All things are from Him…
God the creator. That is His first role at the very beginning of the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1). He created all things, and everything that He created was good and purposeful. Within that mighty list of all His creation are humans. Humans are God’s prized masterpiece. We were handcrafted by Him with individual gifts. He knows our DNA, our thoughts, the number of days we have on this earth, even the number of hairs on our heads at all moments. He is the creator of all.
All things are through Him…
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3). Through God all things were made. Without God there would be nothing. Because of God, we are valuable, but apart from God we can do nothing. Apart from God, our lives become meaningless. With God, there is unexplainable joy and hope for a future of eternal perfection in Heaven. If we try to push forward in our lives without God, we will be ignoring our true purpose for our lives. He is not only the creator, He is a constant sustainer of His creation.
All things are for Him…
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16).
This may be the most important part of the verse. We are all created by God and we are sustained by God. As a result, we are to live for God. It makes sense right? We must live for His glory. Our purposes here on earth are to enjoy, love and learn. We are also called to live as “sent” people. Meaning, we have a job to do. That job is to share the love and mercy of God with all people and to bring people to Jesus. Being a servant to God is not something to be pushed aside behind our other careers and priorities. In the end, it will be the only thing that matters. The amount of time living for Him will be the only thing that matters!
Call to action: Live for His glory, not our own.