Saturday, August 21, 2010

Selfless

Self-less
   1.having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money etc; unselfish.



How do you become selfless when we are born into a selfish world?
How do we, as God's children, find our way out of this addiction that runs thought the entire human race?
Every person is entitled to their feelings and emotions, right.
So what does it mean to really be selfless?

To care about others more than yourself, or maybe to provide and bless others with things that they are in need of.  Maybe it's just devoted prayer for others on a consistent basis.

Jesus was a very selfless man.
Healing, caring for, praying for, providing for, dieing for...
But He ALWAYS made sure that He had enough time for Himself and his father, the God that gave him the strength to do all of the above, and more.

Jesus never masked His emotions, because that's what He felt and what He felt was real.
So, I guess the answer to my question would be,
to be selfless does not require us to ignore our emotions
(pain, sadness, anger, remorse, etc.).
It means that even when we are having a hard time in our lives, that instead of dwelling on it or letting it fester in our minds, to turn into something worse than it already is, to pray hard and long to the God who will save us from the worst of our emotions.
To give it to Him, and He will bless us with the strength and tools to get by.
In whatever season we may be struggling through, or whatever situation where every second is tearing you apart.
He is here waiting for us to give it to Him, to help us get through, so we then can be selfless.






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