So I had scheduled to release a blog about how to communicate with your spouse today…
But I just watched a John Piper sermon that WRECKED me. It can be summed up in one phrase.
IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU!
When I say ‘it”, I mean anything and everything you can possibly think of. We spend the majority of our lives doing what we want, finding ourselves, and doing what makes us "happy" no matter whom it hurts. We are missing the point, as Christians, God and His desires and rights as creator precede our own. He is the center of the universe (Romans 11:36) and life is out of balance when we act outside of his design and his will.
Ok Ori, I get it! I already put God at the center, chill.
Do you? … You can find the answer in two places: your check book (Matthew 6:21) and the things that keep you up at night (Matthew 6:31-32).
When God checked me on this I thought He was at the center. I made the grave mistake of putting my expectations, my dreams, my career, and my ministry at the center of the universe. So the past few years have been frustrating ,because I wasn’t living up to my plan for "my life". Even when little things started to fall into place, I wasn’t satisfied. Why, because the human heart is a bottomless pit of desire. After I realized this I struggled for a while trying to figure out what my next steps should be.
I got a revelation this weekend.
In the process of doing devotions God told me to write out everything I wanted…and then He told me to give it to Him. To surrender my desires EVERYDAY so that He can be glorified.
The car?... Surrender.
Surrender it all. Shift your perspective on your desires and focus on the real center of the universe.
As a human with a sin nature this is hard to swallow. But as a growing woman of God, I have no choice but to submit.
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