Released from Selfishness

By   •   July 8   •   Topics:

Man with back turned

Self-centeredness is the basic cause of much of our distress in life. Hypochondria, a mental disorder which is accompanied by melancholy and depression, is often caused by self-pity and self-centeredness. Most of us suffer from spiritual nearsightedness. Our interests, our loves, and our energies are too often focused upon ourselves. Jesus underscored the fact that His disciples were to live outflowingly rather than selfishly. To the rich young ruler He said, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Matthew 19:21). It wasn’t the giving away of his goods that Jesus demanded, particularly, but that he be released from selfishness, and its devastating effect on his personality and life.

Prayer for the day

Teach me to so completely open my heart to You that there will be no room for self. Cleanse me, Lord, of all selfish thoughts and deeds.

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  1. carolyn burzynski says:

    A very encouraging and thoughtful site. It helps me see where I have been selfish too! I shall give a donation very soon, and thank you!

  2. Kibet Benson says:

    It’s true and one sure way to show our devotion to our Father in Heaven is letting go of the selfishness within us.

  3. Carrie says:

    Amen Father God

  4. Genet Kasahun says:

    Dear Men of God

    Please send me your daily devotion.

    1. Cicely Gosier says:

      Hi Genet,
      You can sign up to receive the daily devotion here:

      Hope this helps!
      -BGEA Staff

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  6. dan kingori says:

    Thanks for the good work you are doing. God bless you.

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  8. gyasi says:

    Lord, have me for your own. Amen