So today I started a new reading plan on the YouVersion Bible App, Your Personal Calling by Boris Joaquin.
And this one simple yet profound statement captured me….
“Our lives are about God; they are not about us.”
Because in the end, it is all about God anyway: “And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” – Colossians 1:17 ESV (English Standard Version)
Does that make us humans limited or subservient then? Not at all. Because the really cool thing is that this same God…. HE is all about us!
“How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” – Psalms 139:17 NLT (New Living Translation)
So, after posting some God-given encouragement on Instagram this morning, I found myself distracted from the #GoodGoodFather I had been communing with just moments ago by obsessively counting likes on my posts. I was shifting from finding my worth in Him to attempting to ascertain my value from that! Thankfully, He intervened in my soul once again with these words:
“Place your full focus on Me rather than gazing at yourself. Don’t let even My blessings and the beauty I’ve placed in you distract you from the Strength and Hope I AM. This can block my ability to flow through you to others in need of Me.”
Our Father wrote some words in the Bible a while back as a reminder for moments like these:
“[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].” Hebrews 12:2 AMP (Amplified Version)
Let’s continue to listen to the sweet voice of our Father and become who we already are….
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” –Romans 8:37