You might not finish reading this blog post...
Why is that you ask? Because at any moment any one of us could cease to exist. That is the reality of the issue. Everybody dies.
Most of the time people fail to realize that at any moment they could die. Whether your heart would decide to randomly stop beating or you fell victim to the acts of a murderer...it could happen. There won't always be tomorrow and that is something that we don't like to think about. Why don't we like to think about it? Because it forces us to make the realization that life isn't about us...and forces us to make the realization that we are a selfish people.
Think about that. We are selfish. I would be willing to bet that you could not make it through one week or maybe even one day without having a selfish thought. We get so caught up in living for ourselves that we forget that every single second of our lives is not about us...but is about God. God doesn't fit into our story...we fit into His. Francis Chan walked us through how God's story is recorded in the Bible and I will walk us through this quickly.
God created the world-->People rebel against God and-->God floods the earth to rid it of the mess people made of it-->generations later...God called out Abram to be the father of a nation-->even later...people like Joseph and Moses and other ordinary people were also picked by God to do great works-->then God sends judges and prophets to His nation because they had trouble obeying Him-->then the climax...the Son of God is born among God's people and teaches people what true love looks like then dies, is resurrected, and returns to Heaven to be with God-->then the story ends...with every being worshiping God who sits on the throne of Heaven.
You tell me who this story is about.
What does this mean for us? We need to stop living like everything revolves around us...and start living like everything revolves around God. Nothing else matter in this life except for God. Not money, fame, family, friends, popularity...NOTHING. We need to live in such a way that it is impossible for us to forget God...because He is everything! We have to realize that.