September 15, 2016

Your Story is for God’s Glory

by nathanwebster in My Faith

Your Story is for God’s Glory

The history books are filled with great stories. There are some bad stories too. After reading several historical pieces, the story is usually told by one or two perspectives without conflict. These typical stories of history turn out to be a happy ever after.

But we all know there’s no happy ever after! Hence, all the various types of stories you hear. You can watch an action thriller, a romantic drama, or read a suspense novel. We like stories to have some sort of conflict because it’s more realistic. Life’s realities can sometimes give us some devastating blows.

My story is his-story (Nathan’s story). It’s my history in the making. No one can tell you my story like I can. It doesn’t matter how long you know me. It doesn’t matter if we are related by blood. It’s-my-story. My story can’t even be told from the children I co-created. Again, it’s my story. The only one that can tell my story better than me is God, because all of it should be for His glory.selfish-youth-300x194

And vice versa, I can’t tell your story. I don’t know your struggles and challenges. Those accomplishments and accolades aren’t mine. Your story is yours. The only one that can tell your story better than you is God. We are God’s creation.

In the New American Standard Bible (NASB), it reads:
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:20

Serve Others

For some reason, we get big headed and believe we’re only supposed to serve ourselves. Life isn’t only about you and I. It’s about serving others. Life’s greatest gift is love, which why our purpose leads us to helping people. You can’t be successful without assistance, so don’t believe you aren’t supposed to help others along the way.

Here are a couple of biblical references. I don’t want anyone saying that Nathan told you to serve. The Word of God (the Bible) told you to serve others by helping our sisters and brothers. In the secular these words would be helping humanity.

In the Amplified Bible, it reads:
For you, my brothers, were called to freedom; only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for the sinful nature (worldliness, selfishness), but through love serve and seek the best for one another.
Galatians 5:13

It was revealed to them that their services [their prophecies regarding grace] were not [meant] for themselves and their time, but for you, in these things [the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus Christ] which have now been told to you by those who preached the gospel to you by the [power of the] Holy Spirit [who was] sent from heaven. Into these things even the angels long to look.

1 Peter 1:12

In the Message Bible, it reads:
God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

Give God the Glory

Since the day I’ve received my salvation, I was always told to give God the Glory. No matter the situation or circumstance, your story is for God’s glory. In Colossians 3:17 (AMP), “Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Remember, it’s not about being selfish- it’s all about being selfless.

I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA
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