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"To be brutally honest, it doesn't really matter what place you find yourself in right now. Your part is to bring Him glory-whether eating a sandwich on a lunch break, drinking coffee at 12:04 a.m. so you can stay awake to study, or watching your four-month-old take a nap. The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His. It is His movie, His world, His gift." p. 45
Spend the next 48 hours trying your best to glorify God in all that you do...in your attitude and your actions. You have no idea who'll be watching...waiting...for your reaction: a neighbor, a co-worker, a spouse, a child. Make the most of EVERY opportunity to glorify God. Also, check out this video. It's short, but thought provoking.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I get what Chan is saying here, and I don't really disagree with him. I just think there's a conflicting concept that needs to be reconciled and he doesn't really approach the subject...So, I guess that I will.
I get that "THE MOVIE" Chan's referring to is all about God...from the creation of time to where we are at this precise moment. And, yes, in that context, our two-fifths of a second is nothing, definitely not worthy of a starring role credit. But, how do we reconcile this "insignificance" with what scripture says...that God knew us before we were born, that each of us was created for a specific purpose? If that is true, then we are not insignificant...granted, this doesn't merit starring role credentials, but hang with me.
Chan specifically states, "I'm still dumb enough to forget that life is all about God and not about me at all." My hang-up here is with the word all. That word, all, could apply to every human being throughout the existence of time. If none of us were of any significance, what kind of movie would that be? When would we see God glorified? How would we see examples of redemption? How and why would miracles exist? I will concede that our "role" in the movie will only last two-fifths of a second, if that. BUT, if we do our jobs right, if we glorify God in all we do, even if it's for that fractional moment in time, then our significance is justified. Without a doubt, God is the star, but we have an important part to play as well.
Here are some closing words from Chan on the subject:
"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. First Corinthians 10:31 says, 'So 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. So what does that mean to you? Frankly, you need to get over yourself. It might sound harsh, but that's seriously what it means." p. 44
What will your two-fifths of a second look like? Today, I'd like you to watch this video. You'll hear of several examples of what this looks like to other people. However, what I really want you to focus on is the last 2 minutes of the video. How does it make you feel? More importantly, does it make you want to change anything you're currently going?