Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What God's been saying to me lately

I asked myself a question the other day: What's God been speaking to me about lately? The answer I got was extremely clear and a bit upsetting to me.

Here's what God said: You are more concerned about making yourself look good than making Me look good. You're more concerned with your own reputation than Jesus' reputation. You're more interested in making your name known than I am at making Jesus' name known.

Ouch.

Here's the honest-to-God-truth. I don't want to be like that. I'm not intentionally stealing glory away from God. None of that stuff is the desire of my heart. I had no idea that I was stealing glory away from God.

I didn't know it was there, but God did. And I guess he decided that now was the time to make me aware of this dark side.

So, in light of what God's been saying to me I'm doing a couple of things. First, I'm reminding myself often that it's not about me. I'm saying that in my prayers. I'm intentionally bringing that thought to mind. Second, I'm asking you to pray for me. I want my life to be for God's glory, not Jonathan's glory. I want everything I do to point to, shine the light on and bring glory to Jesus, not Jonathan.

Now let me ask you: What's God been speaking to you about lately? Are you listening? What are you going to do about it?

2 Comments:

At 8:53 AM, August 17, 2010 , Blogger Jaimee Holmes said...

I'm glad you posted this. I don't see that in you. But it's nice to get to see how God is speaking to you and working in your life.

 
At 9:28 AM, August 17, 2010 , Blogger Jonathan Everette said...

I'm glad you don't see it in me. I think it's plays out in my worry and taking responsibility for God's part in certain things.

And hey, it's all about the discipleship thing we've been talking about. Find out what God is saying. And keeping them accountable to being obedient to what God is saying.

 

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