Released from Selfishness

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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.

What does being selfless look like? Read this article on dying to self.

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. ANGEL WILLIAMS says:

    I just want to say thank you Lord for your Grace and Mercy. Thank you for releasing me from all of my sins and transgressions. Thank you for allowing me to understand what’s important in my life, and that’s to get closer and closer to You. Lord I give you the victory of my healing, the victory of allowing me to know that I can do nothing without you. Lord I give You the praise. Lord I would be nothing. I’d be like a ship without a sail. Lord, You’ve been better to me than I could have been to myself. To God be the Glory.

  2. Gerry says:

    People who are always focused on themselves are generally lonely people. Instead, ask others how they are doing. Show some interest in what concerns them. Help if given an opportunity. You will feel better about yourself.

  3. David S. Stephenson says:

    Thank you Billy Graham and Franklin Graham for your lives given to Jesus! To me and my father, we were helped by you both. We were saved to Jesus by your teaching about truth!

  4. Sue says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please keep me on the path of righteousness and don’t let me be selfish or self-centered. I thank you for this sermon and I praise you! In Jesus’ name, amen!

  5. RM says:

    Dear Lord, Help me to be more like You and give selflessly.

  6. Phyllis says:

    Pray for that sin will not control my life