Written by Tali
It’s Not About Us
In business management classes, students are taught an important leadership principal that every good boss should know: It’s not about them. A good manager understands that it’s not productive to bark out orders or threaten with power. That may produce immediate results, but not a lasting return. A good leader becomes a servant to their employees. Therefore, it increases employee morale and gets a good return on the long run. This principal is applicable to us as believers. We are not in the center of the book of our life. Moreover, it is not about us, we are not writing the book. The Author and Hero of the story is the Lord. He writes the novel, He saves us, He loves us, He helps us and He keeps us.
It is not about us, in our relationship with God. It is not about us, in our relationship with our spouse. It is not about us, when we serve. It is not about us, when we are with our kids. It is not about us, in relationship with our brothers and sisters.
Often we are so passionate about ourselves that we forget that life is not about us, and does not revolve around us. Often our thoughts are about how we look or speak. We are very concerned about other people’s opinions about us. In addition, it often builds or breaks our self-esteem. Then we are fixated on ourselves and our problems or our fortunes. This is not the correct way to live as a believer. We must seek what Yeshua (Jesus) thinks about us! Does His heart rejoice when He looks at us? What must we do to change in our lives so that other people can see Him in us? We should ask ourselves:
“What do I need to do in order to be a good representation of my Father in heaven so that He is not ashamed of my life and me.”
Our self-confidence must build from an intimate relationship with the Lord. He knows us better than our best friend does. We can trust Him! He is faithful! In our relationship with God, we are looking for His desire. In our relationship with our spouse, we are looking to be the wife or husband that lives according to the word of God. With our kids, we should seek wisdom in how to bring them up. When we serve people we need to “wash their feet” as Yeshua did, and not to reproach them when they stink and are dirty. God will take care of everything in our lives. We just need to read His word, to believe, to love and to obey him.
However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
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