My Life is Not About Me

There are times when I feel picked on or overwhelmed by life. In those times I sometimes get that whoa-is-me attitude. I feel like I am sacrificing so much, and it is not appreciated, or like nobody could possibly understand what I am going through. I start a pattern of constant complaining and think that maybe I am not doing what I am meant to be doing. Sometimes I feel alone and isolated. I don’t see that I am doing that to myself.

I don’t think about the one that faced much worse than I could ever dream of to show his love for me. I only think about me, but my life is not about me. My life is about God and the Son he sent to wash away my sins.

Jesus was ridiculed by his own people, he was imprisoned, beaten, spit at and crucified, and although at any time he could have said stop they are not worth it, he chose to say, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 NASB.

That is love beyond measure. It is truly unconditional love. For Him to see all the flaws in mankind and still be willing to die to save us is miraculous.

Knowing this, what is the best way to behave or deal with our circumstances whether they are good or bad. These lyrics from a song written by Matt Redman say it best.

Blessed Be Your Name “ Blessed Be Your Name

In the land that is plentiful

Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name


Blessed Be Your name

When I’m found in the desert place

Though I walk through the wilderness

Blessed Be Your name


Every blessing You pour out, I’ll

Turn back to praise

When the darkness closes in, Lord

Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name When the sun’s shining down on me

When the world’s ‘all as it should be

Blessed be Your name


Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering

Though there’s pain in the offering

Blessed be Your name”

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