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Stop Thinking About Yourself!

In this Post…

  • Stop Thinking About Yourself!
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Stop Thinking About Yourself!

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”   C.S. Lewis

I think a lot about what good old C.S. said. Not because I’m super humble and spiritual, but because throughout any given day I realize I’ve been thinking about MYSELF constantly and then feel convicted of being self-centered. Which I am, by the way. It’s not just a feeling.

The struggle is real.

When I take a look around the cultural landscape, though, I realize I’m in good company. I don’t know if the advent of social media with its selfies and status updates has made it worse, but it certainly hasn’t made it better. In the very least, it has simply revealed that our human hearts are desperately consumed with self-worship.

∴  Please Like this post, by the way. LIKE it now!! Please please please please. And don’t forget to check me (ME!) out on Instragram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin…*continues to mutter an infinite list of social media websites/apps*  ∴

How can I begin to think of myself less? How can I change my autopilot so that my brain doesn’t automatically shift into ME-GEAR?

In praying about this, the Lord has been drawing my mind back to a concept at the root of the Sons and Daughters series. We are vessels and servants. Through the Grace of God we become His sons and daughters, of course, but those identities don’t trump or replace the former. And as a vessel, my purpose is to house Christ—to be literally filled with His Spirit—and to live out HIS life. To make this real in my life, he’s lead me to (1) constantly repent and then to (2) Take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (II Corinthians 10:5). Not surprisingly, he is faithful to renew my mind and draw me out of myself. Which feels like freedom, by the way. I really need a break from ME. Thankfully he’s omnipotent and infinitely patient, because He’s got a lot more work to do.

What about you? Do you find yourself stuck in your own head? Haunted by constant thoughts about you?

How you look? How you act? How others think of you?

Want freedom? Christ knows the Way away from Self, and he is a good guide.

 

 


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

 

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016

 


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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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3 responses

  1. To stay on track so we don’t make this journey about ourselves, we keep a sign in our office that reads, Daily Goals: 1. Remember, it’s not about you. 2. Use your gift to glorify God. 3. Encourage someone else. So when the rejections roll in, we know we’ve still accomplished our goal. Unfortunately, I find myself having to read and refocus a million times a day. Fun post.

    May 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    • Glad you liked it. I probably could use that sign too! Better yet, I’ll tattoo it on the backs of my eyelids.

      May 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

  2. your story really i like

    June 2, 2018 at 12:02 pm

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