We live in a world that encourages us to have an “it’s all about me” mindset. While living a life that’s all about you and making decisions that only revolve around you may not seem bad, it will not open the way for you to live life to the fullest. The best of life can only be experienced when it’s not all about you.
When life gets busy, it can become very easy to be preoccupied with your own needs and live in your own bubble. That’s where I found myself at.
With a busy work schedule, bible classes, and my own personal projects going on, my mind was preoccupied with my own life and the things I needed to do. Finally, the weekend had come and I was able to attend the Propel Women’s conference.
One of the speakers there said something that touched me, and it was at that moment when God reminded me of a person who I had been praying for, but recently stopped because I was too busy with my own life. God poured a heavy burden on my heart for that person and I wished I had invited that person to the conference with me because I knew she would really need it.
If only I had opened my heart and mind outside of my own world would I have remembered to pray for her and invite her to a conference that could have possibly impacted her life.
Without me realizing, I had an all about me mindset and attitude.
When our lives are focused only on ourselves, we blind ourselves from seeing the opportunities that God has to use us in this world.
Living an all about you life stops you from living up to your full potential and purpose from God. Matthew 5:14 says, “You are the light of the world..“The verse doesn’t say you are the light of your life, but the light of the world. We were created to shine in this dark world; to touch lives and point others to the hope of Jesus.
Our purpose in life goes far beyond ourselves – our purpose is to be the light of the world. This world teaches us that we will have the best of life when we go after selfish ambition, but selfish ambition will only leave us empty and wanting more. Why do selfish desires leave us empty? Because God created us to be givers. True joy and fulfillment happen through serving others with the gifts God has given us.
Our purpose in life is found in what we can give to others.
Jesus said it himself that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). God is not working towards making us perfect trophies for our own glory, but for his glory alone. When life becomes all about you, it draws you away from your true purpose and potential in life. Satan wants to keep your eyes on your own life so that you miss the potential and purpose you have in others’ lives.
Your calling will always revolve around others and not yourself. God is preparing you to be used to touch lives that only you were created to touch. He commissions each of us to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). We are all called to share the good news of Jesus to wherever God calls us to.
Have you made life all about you? Will you open your heart and ask God where he wants you to go and to whom he wants you to share the gospel to? Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you into God’s bigger plan for your life because it is only then that you can experience life to the fullest. True fulfillment lies in the investment of others, rather than ourselves. So remember, it’s not all about you.