“Worthy are You, our Lord and God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, the honor, and the power, for You created all things, and because of Your desire they existed, and were created!”
– Revelation 4:11
We are whatever we are because God is who He is. I see a lot of Christians unconsciously become self ‘glorifiers’ at the expense of giving the glory to God.
Watch out when you start using words like “me,” “I,” “they,” “them” instead of “us,” “we,” “our” because it might just be proof of narcissism.
A Christian who was trying to encourage another was saying “Lord, see what you have done for me,” then turned to his neighbor and said “God loves you, I mean it!”
Many may not see anything wrong in this words, even the Christian in our case of study means well but the point is, as one writer remarks:
In our quest for better life, we have studied everything from the authors’ difficult childhoods and painful memories to how they emerged from all that to prominence and success. They teach us – from their experiences – how to gain more personally satisfying experiences. In all these, the focal point seems to always be on the authors instead of God. We get consumed with our vain idea of self worth as Christians and lord it over those that we consider as being lesser (by our standards).
Yes we are supposed to be a light and an ‘encourager’ but not with the spotlight on us but on God because we are just His mouthpiece.
How we are getting along as Christians at any moment seems to be more important to us than whether we are connecting with God, and when we do connect with Him, we are always more concerned about what is in it for us than what is in it for Him.
C.S Lewis commented, “once we lose sight of the importance of God, we lose sight of everything.”
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