- July 11, 2022
If you want to become selfless, you have to think about yourself.
Click-bait opener, I know, but hear me out ?
If we want to care about others better, we have to practice self awareness and self reflection. “How would I feel if they did to me what I did to them?” “How would I feel if they said to me what I said to them?”
If we want to become selfless, we have to think about ourselves and others in a new light. It can hard because we can have a very “main character” point of view and the script we wrote for ourselves is all for our benefit, not others… but here’s the thing: we’re not the main character! The church is like one giant cast with no script and a few rules:
Love God, Love others.
Yeah there’s a whole bunch of nitty gritty commands in between but if you want to really become selfless, those two commands may take you a while to conquer ?
Loving someone isn’t easy, even when that someone is God! When when you say you Love God, that HAS to include so much more than those couple of words. It means you would lay down your life for Him and obey every word He gives you. It doesn’t just mean your morals line up with His word or you go to church every holiday. It’s a constant, daily commitment and connection to love Him.
BUT THEN you have to go out and love people. And people are annoying. They’re tricky and icky and all around not great. I’m only half-joking, but honestly, we’re pretty terrible sometimes. When we see so much bad, it can be harder to love. Good is easy to love. Good is fun to love. There’s no confusion or problems with good. It’s straight forward and it makes sense. Bad? Why would we want to love the bad?
Because if we love through the bad, we just might turn it good.
Being selfless is saying I’Il take your bad and your good, even if it costs me my peace and comfort.
Being selfless is a lot easier when we think of what we’d like others to do for us. Then we go and do that for them before they get a chance ‼️
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