How I Realized It's Not All About Me

Written by a Cafe 1040 Student

For the longest time my faith was all about me:

What can God provide for me?

How can I grow in my relationship with Him?

What does He say that will make me feel better in this moment?

While all those things are important, I have begun to realize why I have a faith and what I’m called to do with it. I’m called to go. We all are, in some capacity. Our mission is to bring glory to the Creator of all.  No matter our role, we are tasked with telling people in every tribe, tongue, and nation the Good News. 

 A verse that has really hit me here is Romans 10:14-15

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring the good news!’”

This statement, combined with actually living among an unreached people group, has convicted me tremendously. I wish I could formulate into words how wonderful the local community is here. They aren’t a project, but people who have hearts and dreams and the right to know Jesus as I do. 

I will be leaving little pieces of my heart on this side of the world, but I have learned so much about God’s love and his promises to me. My faith is not about me. It’s about Him.