It isn’t all about me, but neither is it not about me at all. The Lord’s Prayer provides for us an understanding of what it is all about. It’s about “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.” It’s about “Thy kingdom.” My prayer is that “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The conclusion of my prayer acknowledges, “For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” It isn’t about me.
Maybe I should define “it.” The central focus and purpose of life, our chief concern, and the “what” by which all decision making takes into consideration, is it. The central focus and purpose of life is not me, but isn’t completely not me. If me is completely left out of the central focus and purpose of life, then me plays no role in and has no concern about the central focus and purpose of life. How can it be the supreme purpose without me? Any purpose needs a me. There can’t be a purpose for me that doesn’t include me, can there? Me is not life’s chiefest concern but me must be attached to it somehow. Even when 100 percent committed to it, our number one purpose and focus, so that every decision is made with it in mind and no decision is made without it, me must be considered while making any decision about it, don’t I?
For me, It is God and His kingdom. Jesus said, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:32-34)That’s it! The central focus and purpose of life for me, the most important concern for me, and what all decision making takes into consideration for me, is the Kingdom of God. It isn’t all about me, but neither is it not about me at all.
The Lord’s Prayer is about the supreme meaning of life and is wrapped around me. In the middle of that prayer Jesus teaches us to say, “Give us our daily bread. . . forgive us our debts . . . do not lead us into temptation, and deliver us from evil.” Jesus includes me. He taught us to focus on what is most important in life when we address the Father in prayer. It is not about me, but that does not mean that me is no longer about. I am the me in the middle of it all.