There are so many things in this life that clamor for our attention, wooing us to live to get what we want when we want it. Can't we all use the reminder that this life is not about us, but rather about making the invisible God visible?
It's been said vision leaks so we need to be reminded often of why we really exist. As we train ourselves to think through the lens of it just not being about us, it will begin to change the way we think and act about things.
For the last eleven years we've been doing this great little exercise to re-focus and re-center our attention and affection on Jesus. It's called Not About Me November. It's an entire month where we seek God and seek ways we need to make life more about Jesus and less about us. After all, He must become greater and we must become less. Each year it proves to have incredible soul shaping value. The exercise of saying no to our flesh and pointing to Jesus produces beautiful, meaningful fruit.
This year as we point to Jesus, we'd love for you to join us.
So there are a couple ways you can join the experience.
1. You can take the challenge of posting something about (_your topic of choice)_ not being about you, but about Jesus everyday on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... etc) or as often as works for you and use the hashtag #NotAboutMeNovember (I would be grateful if you tagged @laurakrokos and @missionalwomen so we can encourage you.)
2. Invite your people to join you. It's encouraging when there is others taking the challenge with you. You can do it with your family (maybe with kids not online, everyone can write something on a chalkboard and talk about it at dinner or something), small group, ministry team, online group, homeschool group... the sky's the limit.
It really is so good for your soul to see how God continually shows you things that you need the reminder that it's just not about you. AND it's so encouraging to see what others share bringing on the, "Oh wow! That's right! I hadn't thought of that!" moments.
Here are a bunch of examples from previous years to get you thinking of things you could share: Also check out the #NotAboutMeNovember hashtag on Instagram.
The Not About Me Series
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries since 2002 and serve with Master Plan Ministries where she is the Women's Development Coordinator. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, A Devotional Journey through Judges, and Discover God's Calling for Your Life. Most recently her resource for Bible studies, The Connect Cards was released by Cru Press. You can find her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram, periscope, blab and her author site.
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