Well it is just all about you isn’t it?
Actually that can be taken a couple of ways. Most times when we read or hear that statement it is to criticize the individual for being self-centered and perhaps ego driven.
I’ve run into this quite a bit lately.
In some discussions about work …. the other party seemed to be seeing everything through the lens of “What do I get out of this?”
In some church related discussions the other party was focused on how the proposal on the table might make them look good (or bad) and the questions were all along the theme of “Will this enhance my reputation in ministry or hurt it?”
I am especially sensitive to this type of thinking because that was me for many years. (I still have issues with it, but not as pronounced as it once was.)
It was about me, my ministry, my reputation, my career, my…..
Then God reminded me in very clear terms it was His. All of it. In fact I was His. I was nothing — without Him.
Philippians 2 became a key verse in coming back to ministry as God intended.
2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
When you come to grips with Philippians 2 the statement “It’s all about you” takes on a different focus. It is all about …… YOU. The other guy. Others above me. Your interests — not mine.
I look out for you and try to serve you any way I can…. Just like Jesus.
Yep! It is all about you!