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. Sam K says:

    Lord help me today and everyday to keep this word in my heart, my thoughts, and my actions. It is through serving others that I can be the best servant to you. I want to turn my life around. I love you Lord Jesus.

  2. Gerry says:

    Thank you Lord for both spiritual and material blessings. They both come from you. Teach me to use them wisely.

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    Dear Lord, Please give me a humble heart and courage to confess my sins before You and others. Thank You for Your promise to be faithful to forgive my sins and cleanse me. God Bless us! Amen.

  4. Kevin says:

    Thanks. I’ve learned to ask more of HIM and for HIM to take more of me. From today onwards I am God-centered. Amen

  5. yakubu iliya sanga says:

    Thank you Jesus

  6. Gerry says:

    Material blessings are God given , but only temporary . Hold them loosely. Share them gladly.

  7. Rev D P Salvi says:

    God bless u all and the mission