SOMETIMES ITS ABOUT YOU
by denise watson-smith
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We often hear it said that it is not about you. We hear it in relationships, as well as other areas in our lives. We often hear it within our daily walk with Christ, “It is not about you,” or to make it personal, “It is not about me!” But, sometimes, it is about you. Sometimes the things that you are going through are not about anyone else but you. You can be in a relationship with someone else, and the other person may tell you that what they are going through is not about you, maybe their particular issue is not about you, but whatever it is you are going through, it is about you. It is about you when God wants you to grow, and you don’t want the growth. It is about you when you decide that you are not willing to walk in the ways that God has for you. It is about you when you do not want to let go of the past and move on into the future. It is about you when you feel as if you do not need God in your life to make it through each and every day. It is about you when you make everything about you. But you are probably wondering, what is it about me? It is about you being in control of your life, it is about you being manipulative within your life, it is about you not wanting to fully submit to the will of God for your life, because you know, once you submit, things will never be the same. It is about you willing to stay in bondage; though you want others to feel that you have done all you can to be set free. It is about you not wanting to say yes to God. It is about you being comfortable where you are. It is about you being afraid of change. It is about you saying, I want more, but I know the place I am in right now, an as long as I am here, someone will love me, someone will need me, someone can be controlled by the way I feel. Our problem is, WE MAKE IT ABOUT OURSELVES. We would rather make it about us, than allowing our lives to be about the business of our Heavenly Father. We need to stop making it about us, and start making about what God has done for you. We need to stop wanting to have a pity party to celebrate our misery, and start celebrating our victory through Christ Jesus. We need to stop making it about us in order to keeping others where we want them, and start making about turning it all over to God. Most of us would rather walk in darkness and maintain control of our lives than to walk in the light and turn our lives over to Christ. As long as we make it about us, then we can do what we want, say what we want, act any way we want, live any way we want, because when it is about us, others don’t really matter, only to have them when we need them. I heard myself saying today that we need to get over ourselves. I found myself today wanting to have a pity party for myself because I fell and broke my toe(it really does hurt)….but I was making it all about me and pouting because of it, which could have kept me from doing the will of God in my life. I realize that it is hard getting over ourselves and relinquishing control of our lives to God, in addition to not making everything about us. When my focus is on me, it is not on Him. When I think it is all about me, then I am not allowing it to be about Him. The more I put the focus on me, the more I stop seeking Him. And then when I mess everything all up, I want to blame Him because I feel that He should have stopped me, but then God reminded me, “It was all about YOU!” We need to take a long look within ourselves, and ask God to remove those things from us that cause us to think that it is all about us, and ask God to help us make it about Him, about His will for us, about His love for us and His love for others. We need to stop thinking that it is all about us and realize who it is all about. It is all about Jesus, the one who saved us. We need to stop being self centered and be Christ centered, we need to stop thinking that the world revolves around us, and realize that it all revolves around Jesus. We need to stop allowing it to be all about us and allow it to be about Jesus. We need to stop being manipulative, stop being controlling and start being sold out for Jesus. Jesus loves us so much that He gave His life for us; we need to love Him enough that we will give Him our life. Be Blessed.
Dee Dee Watson-Smith
May 10, 2006 4:15 PM
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