Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's not about me.

It's Not About Me.

It never was... but sometimes I lose track of that reality. As a human, I get sidetracked and lose focus of the purpose here.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price, therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles an prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him, you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22

So... my purpose is to be and to become a dwelling place for God by His Spirit, collectively with the rest of His church. My purpose is to glorify God and I do that through loving and serving people. Why? Because God is creating in believers a dwelling place for Himself. The gifts, talents, and resources that I have are not my own... they belong to God and therefore they belong to HIS body... the church... you. My gifts are not for me, but for you. My gifts do not belong to me, but to God.

It's not about me or about you... If you're a believer, it's about US becoming a dwelling place FOR God. It's all about glorifying God.