Friends, we have got to start with the hardest part, and nothing is harder than choosing to lose yourself.
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 16:25
We cannot even begin to reclaim our lives until we are willing to admit that we cling so tightly, so often, to our own wants, "needs," desires, etc. Our sinful, selfish nature drives this "me" force (along with popular culture), but we must reject it.
You know, I tend to get angry with my kiddos when they interrupt me on the computer. They are blocking my goal of "me time." I also get irritated with my husband if he tries to talk to me while I'm "busy." Oh, and God, yea, He tries to interfere as well. I mean honestly, give up an extra hour of sleep in the morning to spend time with and get fueled by Him for the day? The nerve.
See a theme? It's called self, and it's a yucky thing.
Just today my sister-in-law gently reminded me that the things we do aren't about us. We don't "do" to "get." We are servants. We don't deserve anything (well, there is that place called Hell...). We are to live and breathe and operate for His glory. We are His! We've been bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We have got to get over ourselves and get on with Jesus!
Are you with me?
If so, come back tomorrow as we tackle taking our priorities from "in theory" to reality.
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