But I do not need bulls from your stalls
or goats from your pens,
because every animal of the forest is already mine.
The cattle on a thousand hills are mine.
I know every bird on the mountains,
and every living thing in the fields is mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
because the earth and everything in it are mine.
Psalm 50:9-12 (NCV)
In the past, I have gotten caught up in thinking that what I was doing was important. What I gave to people would help them and my contributions were key in their progress. Maybe I've grown up enough to realize that what I contribute really isn't that big a deal. Why? Because it's not about me. It's about God. God doesn't need anything from us. Everything is already his. If you were God and you needed something, would you come to the likes of us to get it? I doubt it.
It's true God doesn't need anything from us but he does want something. He wants our hearts. He wants to be in a relationship with us. He wants to have conversations and share thoughts. He wants to laugh with us, help us and smile with us as we reflect at the end of a really good day. I kind of like that. I'd much rather spend time with him than strive to prove my worth. Much less stressful and way more fun.