From Ebony.com – Let’s get one thing straight: I’m the star of the show. My life is a never ending journey –a movie if you will –starring me. I’m the main attraction. The heroine and the villain. Sometimes I’m one, other times, the other. It’s always about me, and if it’s not, I’m going to make it about me.
The first line of Rick Warren’s infamous spiritual bestseller “The Purpose Driven Life” reads, It’s not about you. And so that I am not misunderstood, I admit, I get it. The Christian walk is not about my comfort, my happiness, my personal dreams being fulfilled, my family being safe, or my tears remaining dry. I get that. Just as the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks, and the like was about a cause far bigger than them, the purpose of the Christian walk is far removed from any individual life. The purpose must always begin and end with God.
But that’s not what I’m talking about. Life is a series of tests, peaks and pits. Even the most insignificant occurrences have their place in our story.
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