Colossians 3:17 Take myself out of the limelight

I have been wondering lately, how much of what I do is so that people will think good of me? If I am living for God, trying to be someone who reflects His light to the world, why do I feel the need to have my shadow–my silhouette–superimposed on His light? What would it look like to live for him without me-myself-and-I being the center rather than God? 
I know the change has to start in my heart and in my mind. So I am saying scripture and singing songs throughout the day that remind me of the center of all things–God. Will my actions need to change also? Will it be a subtle change? 
Will anyone notice? Oops. Here I go again–wanting center stage. Forgive me, Lord, and help me to step out of your limelight.
 
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Colossians 3:17 (New Living Translation)
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
 
Colossians 3:17 (The Message)
Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
 
Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what  you drew.
Want to share? I invite your comments and an upload of your own drawings.

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