Friday, April 23, 2010

You've got 2/5 of a your part well

Francis Chan:

Suppose you are an extra in an upcoming movie. You will probably scrutinize that one scene where hundreds of people are milling around, just waiting for that two-fifths of a second when you can see the back of your head. Maybe your mom and your closest friend get excited about that two-fifths of a second with you....maybe. But no one else will realize it's you. Even if you tell them, they won't care.

Let's take it a step farther. What if you rent out the theater on opening night and invite all your friends and family to come and see the new movie about you? People will say, 'You're an idiot! How could you think this movie is about you?'

Many Christians are even more delusional than the person I've been describing. So many of us think and live like the movie of life is all about us...

But it's not. Life is not about you, or me. It's about God. Chan continues:

We have only our two-fifths of a second long scene to live. I don't know about you, but I want my two-fifths of a second to be about my making much of God. "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. That is what each of our two-fifths of a second is about.

Play your part well today; do everything to call attention to the loveliness of Christ, not yourself.

1 comment:

  1. I just started reading Crazy Love last week. I'm really enjoying it so far!