That seems to be a popular phrase today, “It’s not about me.” We hear it and think that it’s a great idea, because it’s not REALLY about me. I was watching a preacher on TV and he was saying somthing I have heard preachers preach a million times, and the in-studio crowd always hoots and hollers over it. “The Lord has a blessing for you today!” the preacher says. “It’s time to claim your blessing! Say, ‘LORD BLESS ME!!’ Say it again now! All you have to do is receive it. The Lord wants to bless you! Bless bless bless bless bless bless!!! Bless me Lord!”
I feel like shouting too, but since when did Chritianity become the “bless me” club? I think I am most upset about this because lately it has been my heart’s desire. BLESS ME! I think that this line of thinking is a little more than slighlty off center. I do not see this attitude once in Jesus life, which is our model. His words were “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(Matt 6:33)” We need to stop seeking His blessing and start seeking Him. When our eyes are focused on Him, the blessings will come. The greatest thing is that when the blessings come, it really won’t matter because our focus is our relationship with the Father.
I don’t believe that it is wrong to want to blessed by the Lord. I believe that when we lose our focus of God and only seek Him for His blessings, then our heart’s motivation is wrong. Bless me *shakes head*. This line of thinking centers on the “ME”. We should be crying out Lord bless others. Bless them through me, not because of me, but because of You working through me. It goes back to it is better to give than to receive. It applies to more than just physical items. Some of the most “blessed” times of my life have been when I was pouring myself out to others. Ministering to their needs and concerns through the power of God in my life.
We make this our lifestyle though. Every morning I pray for God to bless my day, bless my family, bless my food. I would say that 80-90% of my prayer time is praying for things I want need, and that hurts. I have been so selfish. This morning I felt God challenging me to do somthing, and I in turn challenge you. For one week’s time when you pray, do not pray for anything for yourself. Do not pray me, my, I need, I want, or anything of the sort. Nothing for self. Spend the time praying for the needs of others and see what God will do.
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