Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11-14
Believe it or not, your life is not about you. You don’t have the right to live it the way you want to. For most of us, that offends us to the core of our being. And why? Because we’ve been taught since we were babies: “It’s your life and you can live it the way you want to.”
However, that statement is far from the truth. It’s not your life and you can’t live it the way you want to. We were all created to serve! We were created to worship either God or the Enemy: Satan. You can’t stand on middle ground for there is no middle ground. There is no DMZ (De-Militarized Zone)!
Most people in our world who are decent, nice, and kind, but don’t know Jesus as the Lord of their life, would not consider themselves to be Satan worshipers. However, that’s exactly what you are doing when you simply live for yourself.
Selfishness is the ultimate and original Sin. Adam and Eve fell in the Garden not because they were tempted by an apple or fruit but by the statement the serpent made, “YOU can be like God.” What God had created to worship and have relationship with Him had now become self-conscious, and now their existence was about what they wanted and not about what their CREATOR destined for them.
It’s not about you, but it is about you. God esteemed and prized us so much that, after the fall of Man in the Garden, He did everything that was needed to ensure that we would be brought back into a right relationship with Him. The spiritual term for that would be ‘reconciliation’. Reconciliation means to bring back to a right relationship.
“Father, my life is not my own; it is Yours. Since it is Yours, You can do whatever You want with it. Help me not to live selfishly and focused solely on what I want, but to be open to what You want for my life.”
For 3 days in a row, when you wake up in the morning, stop and think about what you first think about. Then, the next 4 days, wake up and stop to think not about what you want but about what God wants for your life.