It’s Not About You

It's Not About You

Have you ever been around that person who makes everything about them? It seems they can twist any situation into a story that makes them feel relatable. Talking about military service? “Well I was thinking about becoming a marine, but…”  Talking about your last fishing trip with your grandfather before he passed away? “I went fishing this one time and…”
Unfortunately, that’s not the only way people twist reality to make it about themselves. Paul addressed that in Galatians 1. If anyone preaches to you a Gospel that isn’t the Gospel of Jesus Christ, don’t listen to them…EVEN IF IT’S ME! We must preach “Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” It’s not about you. 
But the problem wasn’t a new one even in Paul’s day. In Exodus 26, God wanted there to be reminders everywhere that worship was to be about Him and Him alone. You can see elements of his character through the entire construction of the Tabernacle and later, the Temple: royalty, beauty, order, and strength just to name a few. In our society, we still are the tendency to make worship about what I like, want, or feel. It’s not about you! 
Even Jesus, when faced with accusations for healing on the Sabbath, turned the situation around. He said, “the Son can do nothing of himself.” Through the rest of His defense, he constantly points back to the work if God. Even Jesus, the only One who could actually say it was about him said that it’s about the Father. It’s not about you. 
And in all of Solomon’s instruction, in telling his son to pursue wisdom wanted to make sure his son would not get puffed up in wisdom and understanding. He said, “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Even in pursuing God, some try to make it about their own knowledge. It’s not about you!
Whether in learning about God, worshipping God, or telling others about God, we must remember that it’s all about Him. If we forget or ignore that, everything we do is wasted. “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:36

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