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It's Not About Me

When we remember who we are before God and in Christ, we're freed.

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Introduction

"What is it, Doc? What do I have? What's wrong with me?"

It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time. When we blow up at our kids or a co-worker again—what's wrong with me?When we come home from the store with something else we don't need and can't afford—what's wrong with me? When we wolf down that donut in the break room when no one is looking, when we fantasize about intimacies with a stranger or a colleague, when hearing about someone else's vacation or promotion makes us mad instead of happy, when we realize we've wasted another evening channel-surfing, when we're driving home from a party and realize we spent the whole evening talking about ourselves—what's wrong with me?

In moments like these, we realize something's not right internally: something that keeps robbing us of joy and wreaking havoc in our relationships and ruining our witness as followers of Christ. We're sick on the inside. We're not our best selves. We're not functioning at full capacity. And we're not getting better. What's wrong with us?

What's wrong is that we're sinful. It's not a pleasant or popular diagnosis, but it's the truth. And no matter how much we protest, no matter how much better we may seem to be than other people, deep down we know that something is wrong—and that something is killing us.

How did this happen? And what, if anything, can make us better?

Background on the 'deadly' sins

Lent is a season of reflection and repentance in preparation for Holy Week. For these next 40 days or so, we're going to invite the Lord to search our hearts, to reveal and heal what's wrong inside. We're going to use the seven deadly sins as a sort of diagnostic imaging tool.

A little background on the seven deadly ...

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Bryan Wilkerson is pastor of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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