That’s what the king of this universe made of Himself.
𝙋𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙨 2:3-7 (𝙉𝙄𝙑):
“3 𝘿𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙖𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙧 𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙞𝙩. 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨, 4 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨. 5 𝙄𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙨 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙨: 6 𝙒𝙝𝙤, 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙂𝙤𝙙, 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚;
7 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙣𝙩, 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨.”
I’ve been meditating on this Scripture this past week when I experienced rejection from man.
I’ve sought to make 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 of myself and my Savior sought to make Himself 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
Don’t get me wrong, we live in a competitive world and give our best for the glory of God. But that’s just it, right there . . . for the glory of God.
This singular motivation can help our hearts when we experience rejection or don’t achieve something we wanted. If what we do is truly for the glory of God, then He takes that offering and is pleased, whether or not man is.
So, then, there should be no discouragement if we gave the best we could. And none of our work is in vain when it is done in the LORD. God is molding us—changing us—transforming us to be more like Him through it all. Now what an incredible achievement that is. God taking fallen man and making Him more like Himself. Now, that is 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
God can make 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 from 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 when we yield our lives to Him.
May this be our goal—not temporary success in this world, but faithfulness to live for One and working hard for His glory—and being content with whatever God chooses to do with our offering.
When we seek to make 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 of our ourselves, we will be disappointed somewhere along the way.
But when we choose to make 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 of ourselves, God will meet us in that place and lift us up for His glory and our good. What a God!