I realize this statement is usually the other way around. “It’s not you, it’s me” is that classic breakup line that’s supposed to make the other person feel better about being dumped. By the way, why do we try that? No one ever buys it.
Sadly, I’ve used a version of this once or twice myself. One time I used it though it didn’t stick. Two years later we got back together. And tomorrow is our 30th wedding anniversary!
The familiar line – It’s not you, it’s me – reminds me of how self-centered we humans are. We are so self-focused that breakups aren’t even about the other person. We make everything about us. We talk and act like the world revolves around us.
Just in case you were wondering, the world actually revolves around the sun. I think I learned that in Science class somewhere along the way.
- God designed the created world to bring Him glory (Psalm 19:1).
- God extended His mercy to us for His glory (Romans 9:23).
- God created us for His glory (Isaiah 43:7).
- God saved us for His glory (Ephesians 1:11-13).
- We will spend eternity giving Him glory (Revelation 1:6).
Sounds like everything really is about Him. Not me. Not you. So why do we live like it’s about us?
Join in me in an experiment. Let’s make today really all about Him.
How might today look different if we make it about God instead of about ourselves?