Centered on Him
1 Corinthians 3:3-7 – Ask yourselves: Is there jealousy among you? Do you compare yourselves with others? Do you quarrel like children and end up taking sides? If so, this proves that you are living your lives centered on yourselves, dominated by the mind-set of the flesh, and behaving like unbelievers. For when you divide yourself up in groups – a “Paul group” and an “Apollos group” – you’re acting like people without the Spirit’s influence.
Who is Apollos, really? Or who is Paul? Aren’t we both just servants through whom you believed our message? Aren’t each of us just doing the ministry the Lord has assigned to us? I was the one who planted the church and Apollos came and cared for it, but it was God who caused it to grow. This means the one who plans is not anybody special, nor the one who waters, for God is the one who brings the supernatural growth.
I feel like I don’t really need to add much to this verse. What are you centering your life on? Is it the thoughts, words and opinions of others? Are your feelings easily influenced by what other people say or do?
Re-center your life, with God right in the middle. May His Word be your focal point, the very thing you base all of your decisions on. Let it be His Words that count – His gentle yet faithful whispers of everlasting promises.
Don’t let people divert you from His grace, and don’t allow yourself to divert others either. He is the One who strengthens us. He is the One who brings and allows growth. It’s through Him that we have been set free and called to live a Godly, holy life. We are just His servants – each and every single one of us. No one is higher than the other, as is no one is lower. . We are all children and servants of our Father in Heaven.