It’s Not About Me

“He delivered me, because He delighted in me” (2 Samuel 22:20).

I’ve been reading about David’s many battles and relating to the ongoing battles of our own lives as believers. It seems we no sooner get through one than another “or two or three” hits us head-on. And yet, like David, we make it through. Why? Certainly not because of our own battle strategies or fighting prowess, but simply because our Commander-in-Chief has already won the war.

That in itself is no surprise. God is all powerful, and if we’ve read the end of the Book, we know how it all turns out. We also know that it’s all because of Him that we are on the winning side. He delivers us from sinner to saint, from darkness to light, from death to life. I’ve walked with God for nearly 35 years now, and I know without doubt the truth of that statement.

What I find stunning, awe-inspiring, and nearly impossible to fathom is that He delivered me because He delights in me. God delights in me! What a revelation, and one I need to remind myself of daily. God considers me delightful! I must confess that I often don’t share his opinion of me, simply because I know me so well. I live in this skin and know my failures and foibles, my ever-present propensity to seek a me-first life, rather than willingly and wholeheartedly serving God and others.

But you know what? It’s not about me. And it’s not about you either! God didn’t deliver us because we’re great or wonderful or sweet or special. He delivered us because He delights in us. He loves us and wants to spend time with us. He delights in being with us – frail, fragile, finite humans that we are.

Today, dear readers, if you do nothing else, pause for a moment and thank God that He delights in you. And while you’re at it, take time to delight in His glorious presence as well. There really is nothing more precious or rewarding that we can do in this life.

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Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored 30 books.
“Beyond Me. Living a You-first Life in a Me-first World”

“Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today”

She also writes novels:

Deliver Me From Evil, (finalist for the Golden Scrolls Novel of the Year Award) and Special Delivery.
No Greater Love, More than Conquerors

The author can be reached at: http://www.kathimacias.com

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