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It’s Not About Me

The Watered Soul: It’s Not About Me

Nov 21, 2011

It’s Not About Me

But let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24





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                                           are things that can be used by some to define success. The more letters behind one’s name and the more toys one can accumulate can often lead one to be revered by others.  And if we are not careful, we will become awestruck with ourselves. Surely you have seen those who are in awe of themselves. Their conversations are chocked  with I statements.

But as believers we are called to higher level of boasting. Not in the knowledge we’ve acquired, or the brute of force we can mange, nor in our money are we to call attention. But rather our boasting is to be that we know God. That we have relationship with God. If any man had room to brag on himself it was Paul but even he said:

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ. Philippians 3:8 (NLT

While it’s perfectly understandable to be proud of one’s accomplishments, we must not lose sight of the fact that it wasn’t our wisdom, strength, smarts, willpower alone that got us there.

Joining Joanne at an Open Book for Monday Manna.

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At November 21, 2011 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Carol Fleisher said...

Great reminder to give God all the glory! :)

At November 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

So thankful for this word today. I have declined all invitations for thanksgiving this year. I've gotten tired of people who sit at the table, and instead of giving thanks to God for those around them, and go on and on about themselves. I'm not sitting through that this year. I intend to keep my focus above.

At November 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Love these thoughts, Wanda. May I only boast in the fact that I am loved by the King. Many blessings!

At November 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Great thoughts, Wanda! Nothing worth boasting about besides Him - and what He gives us (as long as we boast IN Him, of course!). Thanks!

At November 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Tracy said...

Hi Wanda - amen. I read something today that said to be careful of how highly we think of ourselves as we will lose sight of God, the One from whom all good things, our talents, His favour, etc comes. Great post
God bless

At November 21, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger Alida said...

Great thoughts, Wanda. It truly is not about us but all about Him and what He can do through us!

At November 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful thoughts Wanda.


At November 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Blogger Shanda said...

I like that you said, 'we are called to a higher level of boasting'. We ARE to boast of the Lord!!

At November 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

HiCarol. It really does belong to Him since apart from Him what do have?
Bluebutterfly no better place to have one's focus.
Lisayes it's amazing to be His beloved.
Joanne you're right. Boasting in and of Him is what we are called to do.
Tracy I like that statement. When the I(s) exceed Him we are in great danger of estimating ourselves.
Amen Alida
ThanksYvonne and Shanda

At November 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Arlee Bird said...

This the ultimate, the most important truth. We can be boosted up in the eyes of men and just as quickly be torn down by those same people who elevated us. We should be consistent in our love for God because he is consistent in his love for us. He has allowed us to be where we are and we need to recognize that.


At November 21, 2011 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Oh yes, Amen!!

Less of me, more of Him. And it is only in Him that ANY of us can boast. And boast we should! We serve an AWESOME God, and we should use whatever talents He has given us to spread the Good News of His Kingdom!


At November 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Blogger susanwalkergirl said...

Dearest Wanda...thank you for the reminder that it's not about me, but it's all about our Lord Christ Jesus.

At November 22, 2011 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Denise said...

Well said Wanda! :)

It's not about us and we need to think beyond accumulating wealth and popularity for earthly security, and focus more on using what He has given to us to help benefit others so that we don't enter eternity empty handed! :)

Blessings and hugs for a Thankful week!

At November 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

Great reminder for today! And well written.

At November 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Wanda, Just stopping by to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!


At November 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Carol Fleisher said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for! I've very thankful for my blogging buddies. :)

At November 23, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Ella said...

This is a great reminder and a nudge back into reality! Well Done~
I want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with warm memories and Cherry coke, lol! :D
Sorry, it's late and I'm silly~

Beautiful post @>-----

At November 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Anonymous Blue Cotton Memory said...

I know that I am nothing without God:) Wonderful reminder of what should really go behind our name - Child of God!


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