It seems a contradiction to our Christian walk to say “It is all about you”. But in situations of trials (Life’s Storms) this is a true statement. But it needs a bit of explanation.
When faced with a tragic life event … it is all about you. It is about YOU bringing Glory to God. It is about your response after the initial reaction (human response to painful stimuli).
The famous psychologist Carl Rogers built on the famous psychologist Abraham Maslow concept of the hierarchy of needs for humans by adding Self-awareness. The world trying to grasp what God laid out for us in His Word. Self - awareness. What am I thinking? What is my response? However, without God’s Word as the foundation for these concepts, these worldly ideas of self-actualization are a train ride away from God and centered on the track of selfishness.
I only brought that up because the foundation of our existence must be grounded in God’s Word. Taking responsibility for our response to heartaches and circumstances that may be beyond our control.
What we can control is “ourselves”. Bringing it back to the sentence “It is all about me” and my response.
To respond in Faith not in fear. To respond by claiming God’s Promises. To respond saying “no matter what happens out of my control, His Grace is suffice to for me. His Love is all I need. The strength and the courage is centered in His Power.
So, today I’ll become aware (self awareness ) and ask myself. Since it is all about me , AM I bringing Glory to God with my words and actions today. Yes, I can bring Glory to God with my thoughts, actions and being by recognizing that “His Grace is sufficient for me….” I CAN DO THIS AGAIN TODAY. Am I responding as a conqueror or victim? The world would have us believe we are victims of our circumstances. But, Thank God that In Christ I am a conqueror of any situation.
A little rambling this morning….😐
It is about me bringing Glory to God.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. Corinthians 12:9
A beautiful Poem by Annie Johnson Flint:
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.