It’s not about you.
This life—your life—is not for you or about you.
Seems a bit harsh, right? This truth at the surface seems to take you out of the equation. But when we grasp who this life is about, we see our part in this great adventure. Even though the main character is not you, you have an irreplaceable role within the pages!
We like to think we are in control and dictate our lives, determining how they should or should not play out. But the beauty of it all, is that there is a great story unfolding and you have been invited into it’s chapters. You see, there is a God—One God, and He created it all: light and darkness, land and sea, antelopes and ants, grass and General Sherman Trees, valleys and mountain tops… and you. YOU!
Woven and spun in your mother’s womb… bit by bit, He created you from nothing to something. (Psalm 139:13) He makes no mistakes!
An unseen hand, even before you were given a name, loved you with an everlasting love. His presence, whether you are able to acknowledge it or not, has been woven through your entire existence. And even though you have never seen your Creator’s face, He’s placed evidence that He exists all around you. (Romans 1:20 ESV) Can you see Him? Can you feel Him?
We were born into darkness… into sin. “I’m not that bad!” you may say. But are you perfect? I don’t have to know you to answer that question. No one is. And if you’re not perfect, you have sinned—you are a sinner. That’s why God did what He did. He sent His Son in human form, to walk on this earth, breath the air that we breath, eat the food that we eat, be tempted in all the ways we are tempted, and ultimately to live perfectly. As a sinless human being, fully God and fully human, Jesus did what His Father God asked of Him and laid down His life as a ransom for ours. That moment on the cross, displayed His great love for us by paying the debt against our sin that we could NEVER pay. In one moment, God took the sin of mankind and placed it upon Jesus. He became our sin. His blood was the ultimate price to pay our debt against God.
There’s nothing we can do to be good enough to make it into Heaven. We can’t work hard enough, pray long enough, give enough, refrain enough—the ONLY way to be clean is through Jesus. To accept this generous covering and to be called forgiven and whole, simply requires faith—faith that this is indeed true. As an act of humility, you come to the end of yourself and recognize that you have fallen short (and we all have – Rom. 3:23) and ask Christ, the One and Only Savior, to cover you! He died on the cross so you could live! He is your ONLY HOPE! Our only hope to life after physical death but also life here on earth!
Romans 10:9-10 says that all we have to do is confess with our mouths that Jesus is our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead and we are covered. We are made new. We are ushered into this grand story of redemption, rebirth, and new life.
If you’ve never made the declaration to God that you believe in Him and you need His blood to pay your debt—today is the day! Talk to Him as you would a friend. You may not be able to see His face, but know He hears even the thoughts you are thinking right now. Open up your mouth and confess your need for Him and begin this journey, following after Jesus Christ.
Now tell someone! (We’d love to be a “someone” you tell!)
This life may not be about you, but you have a unique and perfect role to live out in His grand Story. It’s not about you—it’s about Him! Wrapping your life around Him will indeed make your pages count and bring meaning to every chapter!
If you want to hear more of my story with God, go here.