- by Azani
It was heart-wrenching and humbling the moment I realized that my walk with God had become all about me.
Me, me, me.
Even the “good” things I was doing, were rooted in a desire to please, serve and glorify me.
It’s sickening, to be honest.
Part of this selfishness came straight from myself. But the other part of it, I believe, was temptation from Satan.
Satan places minor distractions in our lives to shift our thoughts and prayers away from things that really matter and onto our self. The longer you focus solely on you, the less that will get done for the Kingdom and for other people.
And that’s just what the little devil wants: Distracted believers who are so consumed with things that don’t matter that they fail to put faith toward the things that do.
Think about it…. The more the enemy can mess with your finances, the more he will have you thinking about YOUR bank account. The more he can bring you sickness, the more he will keep you consumed with YOUR health. The more he can cause division with you & your friends, the more you will worry about YOUR relationships. The list goes on and on…
But there are so many other things to worry about that are far greater than ourselves.
Poverty. War. Child sex trafficking. Heck, any sex trafficking. Racism. Our messed up religious system. Division in the Church. Sickness and disease. Our foster care system. Slavery. The incline of divorces.
So many things we can put our spiritual and emotional energy toward, but somehow Satan manages to distract us with trivial issues that revolve around one person: Ourselves.
It’s sad. Our hearts are big for ourselves, but tiny for other people.
It can be difficult to be God-centered in a self-centered society, but I believe God is calling His people to a secret place of selflessness with Him.It can be difficult to be God-centered in a self-centered society, but I believe God is calling His people to a secret place of selflessness with Him. Click To Tweet
It’s time that we get consumed with what God is consumed with: Having HIS will done. Jesus died for the sins of the world, not the sins of himself. He was committed to doing the will of his Father, not his own. Let’s endeavor to be more like Christ and put ourselves to the side, once and for all.