Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word! It tilts your perspective. Do you know a great question to ask, every time you encounter someone? “Me or You?” Your choice will completely change the encounter. Have you ever noticed there are two kinds of people. People who are about me, and people who are about you. Some people are focused solely on the ‘me’ in their life, themselves. Completely consumed by their own needs and struggles, and challenges, or their own dreams and goals and ambitions. They are all about ‘me.’ And others – other people, are habitually asking, and listening, and hearing, and loving You… People other than themselves. Their focus when it comes to themselves or others is always You, not me. It’s what Jesus did. His focus was you, not himself. He only did what God told Him to do, and it was always about the you’s in his life – not the me of his life – himself. It’s so easy to become wrapped up in ‘me.’ What I need, what I’m going through, what I’m struggling with, or hoping for… that we can become blind to the people around us, the ‘you’s’ in our life, which is everybody other than me. Who are easily facing more than we are, carrying burdens far heavier than we are. Are you about ‘you’ or me? The You’s in your life, or the me? Others or yourself? What do you talk about most? Your own problems or struggles? Or the love of Jesus for them, who knows their need, and is there to meet it! The power of the Holy Spirit – that can set them free in their life! The Word of God that can establish them, and bring the goodness of God to change it completely! Have you ever asked the question – “Me or You? And chosen the You’s in your life, over the me? Have you ever set your own problems aside, and asked questions that can usher you into the lives of others, their needs, their struggles. You know the God who loves them, who can bring victory for them and change them entirely, and work even their trials for their good! Do you love them enough to ask and listen, or do you only tell them what you are facing? No matter what you are going through, God’s got it. He’s already worked it out. You don’t have to worry about “me” He’s got you. His power is supreme, and His love is never ending. He’s got this, no matter what you are going through – He is going through it with you, and He is bringing you through it, He already has victory declared for you. How will you come out? Believing and Praising, unaffected by the wind and waves, or worrying, struggling, doubting, complaining, and consumed. When you see someone today? Do you ask the Me or You” question? And do you choose to get past the me… and be about them? God says we should consider others as more important than ourselves. Their needs, their struggles – more than our needs and our struggles. Sometimes in your deepest need, is when God can use you the most… to help someone else. If nothing else, but to listen, and help them discover their testimony, what God has done for them, and is doing right now in their life, whether they can see it or not. You could help them see it! It will stir their faith, and raise their hope. God can use you to do it! If you’ll forget the me, and be about the You’s in your life. God will bring them to you. In fact, what you’re going through and have been through - qualifies you. It makes you more sensitive to them, if you will think ‘you’ over ‘me.’ Praying that every time you see someone today, you will ask this question. “Me or You.” God’s got the me. He knows what you are going through, and is already bringing you through it! But He wants to get you outside of “me-thinking” and start “you-thinking” He wants to use you to help them. The same God that has been so faithful to you… wants to use you to shine light on how faithful He has been to them. Even if they don’t know Him yet, He has been leading them to this place, maybe even this conversation with you. Praying that you’ll always ask The Best Question Ever. What do you need most from God today? That question has absolutely nothing to do with the ‘me’ in your life. It’s all about them – and it leads to what God has for them! There’s something powerful about getting past ‘me,’ to ‘you.’ Getting beyond me, and mine, and my, to you and yours. God has good for them. Your ‘me’ – He has already taken care of – He has already declared victory for you. So the ‘me’ you’re worried about is already covered. You can move past it – to You- the people around you, the person in front of you! The person He brings across your path to love with the love of Jesus. There’s something freeing about ‘being about the you’s in your life,’ everyone other than the ‘me’ in your life. Praying that you will always live for others, and not for yourself. That’s how you live for God, living for others, and God will lead you to them. Praise – and you’ll always be ready, He can work through it… Pray in the Spirit, and He’ll lead you, you’ll grow to recognize His prompting… And Keep coming back to His Word, and you’ll be prepared. Praying that you will leave the ‘me’ behind, and be about the You – in every conversation you have today. That’s how you live for God, like Jesus did.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!