The most popular word of 2013 was “Selfie.” This is a craze that has swept the globe. Anyone and everyone who has a camera phone positions themselves for a picture with others or some backdrop of their pleasing. While this passing fad in and of itself is amoral it reminds me of a spiritual principle that we all should be cognizant of.
Often times we think higher of ourselves than we ought! Paul said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” We often forget about the blessings of God until we lose them or a tragic event unfolds in our lives. Let’s be thankful for God’s hand of blessing in the valley but also on the mountain top! He is worthy regardless! Psalms 124 comes to mind amongst other verses.
Many times we walk into the church house or in our community with a spiritual “Selfie” attitude where Christ is not glorified and all people see is “US!” How tragic! We are to lift up the name of Jesus! It’s the Saviour NOT self that should be evident for all to see! The way we act, the way we carry ourselves, the way we dress, the attitude we have and the words we speak should be encouraging, loving and exemplifying our Saviour, the King of KINGS and Lord of LORDS!
The reality is in the Christian life often times we over-estimate ourselves and under-estimate God!
Spiritual speaking…let’s not put SELF first…but the SAVIOUR!