Having finished Carter Conlon’s book, I picked up another one that I had purchased some months ago but have never gotten around to finishing. It’s another delightful, little, book and if you’ve struggled with pride, feeling superior, or that everything should go YOUR way, this one is for you. Entitled “It’s Not About Me” by Max Lucado, the message is hard hitting. Here’s a tiny morsel from pages 5-6
When God looks at the center of the universe, he doesn’t look at you. When heaven’s stagehands direct the spotlight toward the star of the show, I need no sunglasses. No light falls on me.
Lesser orbs, that’s us. Appreciated. Valued. Loved dearly. But central? Essential? Pivotal? Nope…Contrary to the Ptolemy within us, the world does not revolve around us. Our comfort is not God’s priority. If it is, something’s gone awry. If we are the marquee event, how do we explain…challenges like death, disease, slumping economies, or earthquakes? If God exists to please us, then shouldn’t we always be pleased?
God does not exist to make a big deal out of us. We exist to make a big deal out of him. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s all about him.
Well, at the risk of directly transcribing the whole book, I need to stop. There’s another excerpt coming tomorrow but do yourself a favor and buy the book. It really is that good.