I was listening to talk radio today with my biblical filter switched on. What got through was an interesting statement made by a commencement speaker. This person said, “The only way to help yourself is to be selfless.” I changed it. “The more you want to improve yourself, the more selfless you must become.”
If life is all about you, you’re in big trouble for numerous reasons. I’ll give you two. The first one is who do you think you are? Are you God, who can see today’s decisions in light of tomorrow, and know what is best to do in any given situation? If life is all about you, you’ll have no need for Jesus, as you already have the answers. As you stop trusting yourself and start trusting the only God who does know what is best for you, you’ll see your drugs of choice go by the wayside.
Humanity’s “I” problem is the second reason. I think this is the best way to handle this situation. I feel this is the right thing to say. Do you see the problem here? “I” is in control. If you are in control of your life, guess who’s not (see reason one)? Thus, your ego is a huge stumbling block to growth. If you want to see your life changed, you must demolish “every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV) Jesus needs to be your first option when it comes to decision making, not your second or worse, your last.
As you rely on your self less and less, the more room there is for Jesus to take control of your life. The more you replace your “I” problem with Jesus, the more you will see your life improve.
Think about this today. How often will you talk with Jesus before you start a conversation or a new task? Your answer will reveal whether you’re becoming more selfless or more self-centered. Hopefully, life has taught you which one is better for you.
S“E”t Free Nowww