Several years ago I wrote a blog on Number One – it’s all about me. I used the song from Toby Keith did a song – “I Wanna Talk About Me.” It was about number one. It is a funny video. So it is appropriate to end the blogging on the book “gods at war” talking about number one – Me!
We are not exempt from being in the Garden like Eve and wanting to have our eyes opened and being like God. We all want to be in charge of your destiny, but when you make a decision to be a Christian and follow Christ – you have to climb in the back seat and let him have the controls.
None of us should be doormats to other people, but we should be allowing God to lead us and direct our lives for his glory. The day I stopped being so selfish in my faith – was a big day for me, probably bigger then the day I was baptized. Because it was the day – when I stopped looking to the Pastor to feed me with the best sermon ever. It was the day – that I stopped looking for someone in church to feed me spiritually. It was the day that I decided to do everything in the name of my Savior Jesus Christ. It was the day that I started doing more at church and without complaining. Setting an example of what a Christian looks like in todays world. Now do I live up to this every waking moment. No – I need reminders like everyone. I fall short and have to be reminded, but it helps to be in the word daily. It helps to have a ministry you can work on daily to remind you that God has a plan for each and everyone of us.
Let’s not struggle with what’s in it for me theme. Let’s start focusing on Christ first and then all the other stuff will start to fall into place.
Kyle didn’t write this book to proclaim that he was perfect, he wrote it to help people see the true purpose of our lives. He isn’t perfect and doesn’t proclaim to be, but he does see the need for so many hurting people to find new way to live.
“Fighting the battle with false gods of this age is a life long battle. Every day is filled with decisions. Don’t just win the battle for your heart… win the war.”
I hope you enjoyed this book and my blogs. Next week I begin a series on “The Power of Praying Women” by Stormie Omartian.