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. Connor says:

    Please pray for me.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Connor,

      Just prayed for you. Here are a couple websites you may find helpful:

      – BGEA Team

    2. Karen says:

      Dear father I pray for Connor in any way he needs you Lord, bless him. In Jesus name I pray.

  2. D.S.Rsjsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    Lord, help me swallow my pride and not make prayer the safety valve for wrong doing. Amen!

  3. says:

    It is amazing how you can miss the simplest sin in your own life that may be causing the greatest harm.

  4. King B. Johnson says:

    Jesus Saves!-)

  5. Joe says:


  6. Gerry says:

    Self-centeredness and greed are very unattractive character traits. We need to be more thankful for what we have. Rather than complain about what we have not.

  7. Max says:

    What a valuable lesson is today’s devotion. I believe that God wants us to do more than write a check. His will is for us to also give prayer, time and effort in service to our fellow man. Alas, I am a miserable failure many times in this endeavor. Help me this day Lord to be more mindful in the needs of others.

  8. Rosario Lewis says:

    Very inspiring. I read everyday. Short and touching.
    Rosario Lewis

  9. offor abraham says:

    Thank you for this message. God bless your ministry. Amen. And to the prayers I say amen & amen.

  10. Joyce paul says:

    Lord, take my life this day, and use it according to Thy Will.I am radiant with Thy Love, and with a supreme thankfulness that Thy will is being made manifest through every experience which comes my way, now and always. God Richly Bless you and your ministries! Amen.