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 eight 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 few different 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.
3. And/or you can blog about something everyday, a few times a week or once a week or less and link it up on the link up. We've created a month-long linkup below (Flag this email or make this page a favorite on your toolbar so you can keep coming back to it.)
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 Leah's examples on Instagram. She did a great job setting up the #NotAboutMeNovember hashtag last year.)
The Not About Me Series