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Who is The Main Character of Your Life?

Weekly Devotionals

Who is The Main Character of Your Life?

“not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.”- Jeremiah 31:32

Sonder is defined as “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.” This term was created by James Koenig and explores the idea of how we view others and ourselves. It expresses the idea that we all believe in a sense that we are the main characters in our own life. It is interesting to think about and helps us to realize how self-centered and
self-focused we all are. It also helps to realize that there are many hidden things that are happening that we don’t really understand or see.

Self-centeredness really seems to leak into every area of our life, doesn’t it? I was reflecting on how all of this affects us in our reading of God’s word. We often times read the Bible and get caught up on how it is about us. We search for lessons and applications (which are not bad) and all of the sudden everything becomes about us. Sometimes we take a step back and we focus on the characters. We appreciate the characters and then make the stories all about them. Recently BSF finished reading through the book of Nehemiah. It’s so easy to read Nehemiah and make it all about him, his faith, his courage, his leadership, etc. But who really is the hero of the Bible, and who really is the main character of our lives? God is!

God is the ultimate hero of the Bible and our lives, working in the background and often unnoticed or unseen. Until you read a verse like Jeremiah 31:37 “not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.” I love this verse; it’s like pouring cold water on your face in the morning. I love the intimate image of leadership that it creates of God holding the hand of his people as he leads them out of Egypt. The verse pushes God to the front and reveals that it was really him working all along. It wasn’t Moses, or the goodness of the people, it was God being loving and faithful to his promises. It was God holding his people by the hand like a father does a child and gently leading them. God is always like that isn’t he? We aren’t the main character, but he is!

I pray this week we would all simply give glory to God by recognizing God as God! May our focus shift to him!