I know, shocker, right? I mean, when did it stop being all about me, me, me?
For some of us, it was realized years ago, others more recently and for others, well, you are in total shock right now! No worries, you’ll come around.
For me, it’s been a transformation that has taken place over the last several years.
I can now say it’s not about me and mean it. It’s about what God can do in and through me. It’s about what I can do for others. It’s about serving Him. It’s about God!
When I realized that and took the focus off of myself, God revealed talents and passions that had been hidden beneath my ‘what about me’ attitude.
It’s not about me. God opened my eyes to the needs of others. He took me from the quiet, shy (yes, I know it’s hard to believe) person that I was to a confident, serving Him daily, woman! I stepped off the shore and into the world of serving at church. Serving for His glory and not mine.
I have served in church for years, but now it’s different. I serve with a purpose, God’s purpose, not my own. To be used by Him to see lives changed and grounded in Him. I want to help others realize their value in God and to help them see the life that He has planned for them.
When I serve, I am serving God and others…not me.
It’s been life changing, stepping into His plan and using the gifts He gave me.
I didn’t do it alone; I have been mentored by awesome people over these last few years. They have taught me the importance of seeing the needs of others over my own.
“The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.