May 18, 2009

it's not about you

"We have only our two-fifths-of-a-second-long scene to live. I don't know about you, but I want my two-fifths of a second to be about my making much of God. First Corinthians 10:31 says, 'So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.' That is what each of our two-fifths of a second is about.

So what does that mean for you?
Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means.

The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His. It is His movie, His world, His gift."

-Francis Chan Crazy Love

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit."

- John 12:24

"Life is NOT about you. It is about God, and He has the right to do as He pleases."

-Pastor Greg today at church

Ever had one of those moments when you realize that God has been tapping you on the shoulder trying to get your attention. You read something in a book and then your pastor talks about it on Sunday and then you hear a song about it. tap...tap...tap...

I'm so there at the moment. SO THERE. The questions I going to learn this lesson and experience the pain that it may require? Or am I just going to acknowledge it and walk away, too scared to try?


Caleb's Mom said...

I have had the privilege of hearing Francis Chan speak multiple times at a conference our church takes the youth. Isn't he amazing??

Joge said...

April~ I am in a similar place. I don't know what God's tapping your shoulder for but he's been tapping at mine for a while. LET'S GO. BE BRAVE. Take the chance that obedience may hurt for a moment but revive our ONE passion and glorify HIM MORE! Enough with excuses. Are you with me? LET'S GO!