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Ash Wednesday, and my journey begins…. (Day 1)

on February 22, 2012

with this message – IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU.  Now granted, I’ve known this for a while; however, it blew me away to read it at 6 a.m.!

After the shock finally wore off a few moments later, the song Not About Us rang in my head, and my life flashed before my eyes.  The moments I acted like a brat because I didn’t get my way.  Those moments when I thought I was like Tupac, All Eyez on Me.  The moments when I’m in my “Pharisee-I’m-so-glad-I’m-not-like-her” mode.  I literally shook my head in repentance. 

When you think about it, it’s not about us at all.  We’re here for an ultimate purpose – God’s purpose.  The Word tells us  “…everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.” (Colossians 1:16b, MSG).  He had a plan already in place before we were conceived: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV)

So, in essence, life is about us letting go of the reigns and allowing the Lord to use us for His purpose.  Not the other way around.  We can’t strongarm Him or be a puppet-master, telling Him what we want Him to do.  In doing so, we set ourselves up for MAJOR failure.

Instead of bumbling through life with your own agenda, simply and humbly go to God.  Feel free to ask Him what your purpose is.  He delights in showing us what it is, and enjoys taking our hand to lead us through the journey.

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