#3 of 10 Steps to Meeting Your Challenge
Accept that this life was never meant to be “all about me”, but to be “all about Him”.
Living in Mexico is very different from living in the U.S. It’s very easy to find myself focusing on anything that isn’t comfortable… like adjusting to eating different foods, a very small hot water heater, very little water pressure, no heat or AC, people staring at me because I’m different, toilets that are let’s just say “different”, the fear of the corruption all around me, crazy drivers… I could go on.
So, it was very important for me to change my perspective when we moved there. Change it from ME to HIM, meaning my Savior. If I couldn’t do that, I would never make it living in Mexico.
Our culture says that we are first in our lives. But God says that He is first, others are second, and we are last.
This changes my prayers. This means that when I pray, I ask God for what He knows is best for me, for others, and will bring Him glory. Not what I want to make my life easier, with no regard for others or for making God look good.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16-17
The crazy thing I’m learning is…
* When all things are for Him, they simultaneously become best for me!
* As much as this goes against our sinful nature, we must put Him first in all things.
* What goes around comes around… it eventually ends up blessing us!
* This changes things.
All of a sudden, our prayers aren’t all about making our lives easier, they become about glorifying God in everything.
Submitting to our heavenly Father in all things, no matter what hits us or how much it hurts.
That’s where the sweet spot is.
That’s where the peace of God lies.
That’s where the joy comes from.
That’s my daily challenge. What helps you to see things with an eternal perspective?