I’ve been living for myself recently. Trying so hard to do things & position myself
in places that benefit only me. No wonder I’ve been disillusioned, tired & worried.
I asked a friend to pray for me. God answered by showing me this:
2 Corinthians 5:15 (NLT)
“He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.”
He then pointed out what I’ve been doing wrong and how my motives had become affected.
That shift is so subtle you don’t even notice. You might still be doing good things you’ve always done.. Helping people, inspiring others, maybe even preaching, giving or whatever.
But somehow, somewhere… You motives have become slightly askew. It’s become about you. You become calculative, rehearsed, concerned about how you’re perceived…. Well… It does happen. And it happened to me.
So I had to go back to what his purpose is. HIM ALONE. All back to the audience of one. All about his mission and his agenda.
Still doing the same things… saying the same things… but for different reasons.