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Hey Praise Family!! Here is an Awesome article from one of my favorite Blogs Bottled Tears In Heaven https://bottledtearsinheaven.wordpress.com/ that reminds us not to be selfish! Enjoy and may God Bless you!! Love, Ms Kala

The Journey from “Me” to “We”

By: Pastor Gary & Mona N.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

Whether we admit it or not, we are all guilty of being selfish at one time or another, especially in marriage. One reason this happens is because in marriage, we constantly face difficulties with the natural habit of “me” thinking no matter how hard we try to transition into “we” thinking. The Bible makes it quite clear that two should become one. Unfortunately, this ain’t easy, and selfishness is one of the main things that we must strive to keep in check.

Selfishness is defined as a “self-centered concern for oneself without due regard for the needs or concerns of others.” Let’s face it, we were born being selfish; everything was all about us. Think about it, one of the first words children learn to say is “mine,” whether something actually belongs to them or not.

In our day-to-day relationships, as well as in marriage, we often don’t even realize that we’re being selfish until we are called to the carpet about our behaviors. Imagine this … You stop at the local discount store on your way home from running errands, and pick up a few treats that you enjoy at great bargain prices. All the way home, you’re kind of excited because you’re so proud of the great deals you got, and you’re beaming with an ear to ear grin thinking of how much you’re going to enjoy your delicious treats. You even have the audacity to burst in the door calling for your spouse to come see and revel with you in your bountiful discounted harvest. And then, witnessing their lack of similar enthusiasm which is slightly veiled with a semi-smile, you realize that (innocently) you didn’t think to get a single item that you know your spouse would enjoy … silenced by guilt, you stand motionless as your balloon is blasted out of the sky.

“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4 NASB)

Does this type of scenario sound familiar to you? Consider making a brave, bold and humble move by asking God to “show you yourself and reveal to you your sometimes selfish nature.” Ask your Heavenly Father to perform a full diagnostic check-up on you.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”

(Psalm 139:23 NLT)

What do you honestly think God’s detailed scan would reveal?

(To read the rest of this article go to https://bottledtearsinheaven.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/the-journey-from-me-to-we/ )

 

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