A verse that truly inspires me, and helps me with this thought is; Phillippians 2:3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. . ."
And if you read further to verse 4 it is emphasized . ."not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Now you might think, "if i'm not looking out for me who will?!" i'm glad you asked. Jesus.
Psalms 18:31 and 2 Samuel 22:32 "For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our Lord?" if you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and He is the Savior over your life, then do you not believe He will care for you? Will He not guide you, and direct your paths? Have you given him that opportunity?
i will tell you from my own personal experience it is hard to let go. it is hard to not always be looking out for myself, by myself. But i will tell you, i have never felt more peace, joy, and clarity, about the direction life is heading, as i do since i let go of the steering wheel! "Jesus Take The Wheel"! For Reals!
As i always try to state, that does not mean my life is sunshine and roses. But i am so completely in love with my Savior words can not express. There are so many ways i have changed. Sometimes i find new ways everyday.
For example, i recently just got over a virus that left me so sick, and weak i was miserable. As i was laying in bed with a sick tummy, just waiting to throw up again, the story of Job came to mind, (and no i didn't feel like i was Job). i envisioned Job sitting on a pile of ashes scraping his leprosy with a piece of broken pottery (Job2:8). And while he sat there, he had no one. No one to support him, or comfort. Even his wife spoke cruelly as she mocked him "Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!" (Job 2:9)
And here i was, had a husband helping me every minute, a warm bed, a roof over my head, so much to be thankful for. And in that moment i was thankful. i was blessed. i was still sick, but that didn't change the attitude of my heart that had been changed by God. i wasn't thinking poor me, poor me, but thank you God for the blessings. And yes, thats how amazing Gods transformation to your life can be. You can have cold sweats, and be praising His name, He is that Awesome!
My prayer for you all today is that you let God change you. i promise it is always for the better. You may lose some friends along the way, but you will be blessed with an abundance of more. i have more friends, genuine friends now than i ever did. Friends who support, love, and pray for me. So take "me" out of the equation. i promise you will never regret it!!!!
Blessings dear readers,