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I am Selfish

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Anthony Terry

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September 14, 2020

I think you'd be lying if you can't or haven't been able to say the title of this post about yourself. We all struggle with greed and pride which makes us selfish. I think this is just one of the major downfalls of being a human. We ... well I like to complain when things don't go my way and I don't get what I want. I'm not going to speak about you but about myself in this post because I don't know what is on your mind but I do know my every thought. Not that every thought that I have makes sense to me, sometimes my mind is a jumbled mess which maybe yours is too ... i don't know. I know my selfishness has shown through recently with my discontent and complaining about having to wear a mask. I have my opinion and you can have yours on whether masks really work but I think I need to learn to humble myself to be able to hear opinions that differ from mine and not just complain about it.  Americans seem to instantly complain about anything and everything that makes them even slightly uncomfortable which is a form of pride that lives within each of us telling us we deserve to be comfortable. This issue shows up all the time in our lives and the only way to overcome it is through humility.

James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

The Bible tells us that God opposes the proud. That makes my stomach turn just thinking about it. God opposes the proud! Take a second and just let that sink in. If God opposes it I pray you and I can also oppose it. I want my life to align more with God each and every day and that means I need to humble my self daily. I hope this week we can together learn to suppress our pride and humble ourselves before Christ. I just want to end this post with a prayer that I hope you can pray with me.

Dear Jesus,

Forgive me for the pride I have in my heart. Teach me to be more like you and align my ways with your ways. Be with me this week and show me how I can be humble and listen to other people even if they don't agree with me.

In Jesus Name Amen.

Anthony Terry
Anthony Terry