Our world is a “look at me!” world. Look at me on Facebook! Look at me on Instagram! Look at my latest Tweet! Did you see my Snap story? Look at me! We are attention hogs and our society promotes it. This, in and of itself, it self-seeking but, we have an opportunity when we get the fleeting bit of attention.
This brings me back to a concert I attended as a teenager. Steve Green has an amazing voice. He’s a powerful Christian singer and I was so loving this concert with my family. It was very worshipful. There were a few moments that I was distracted and saying to myself, “what a great voice he has…what a great guy.” In those moments in watching Steve Green, he would direct all the praise to God. It was a feeling I’ll never forget. It was a few words saying to give God the glory or a look saying it’s all about God. I really respect Steve Green for this. He had the ability to redirect our attention to God but even more importantly, he had the desire to redirect the attention off of himself and onto God. What a beautiful lesson to witness.
How amazing would it be to do the same in our everyday lives? We all get attention. We all get “likes,” right? What would it look like if we all redirected that attention to God? What if we truly gave him the glory for what He is doing in our lives?
How would this look in your life? If we are coming from a place of thankfulness to God it should be easy to give Him the glory in any conversation. How awesome would it be if many of us refocused the attention we receive to God.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Galatians 1:3-5
To God be the glory!