The world around us has fallen into this “you” movement. Publicizing and promoting the words me, myself, and I through radio, television, and social media. As Christians we have to be careful not to fall into this movement, but to move for God. The question is… do you want more of you or more of God? You can’t be both full of yourself and full of God; they conflict each other. The flesh has different desires than that of the spirit. The Bible says in Luke 9:23 that we are to DENY OURSELF if we want to follow Jesus.
You see God doesn’t want us I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T. Hopefully you caught the song I was referencing, but God wants us dependent on him. In fact, God didn’t create us to be independent, hence why he made Adam a helper (Eve). I’m guilty of falling into this trap; not wanting others to win, because selfishly I want to win. It’s human nature, but I end up hitting a wall every time. Why? Because the devil can pick off the loan sheep. You best believe the devil wants us to be all about “self”. We’re easy prey that way. To him that’s what we are – prey, that he wants to kill every single day. This is why we must be cautious with what we’re filling our minds. I’m in the business of helping others win, because I now know that when I help them win, I win. The fulfillment in self gain is short-lived; fulfillment in helping others win is eternal.
As humans we think we have control and we like thinking this. While we are lulled into a sense of security, the flat-out truth is we don’t have it! In fact, the only security we will ever have is God. God is needed. Whether you’re for you or for God, you can’t stop His plan. God doesn’t need us, but we absolutely need Him. I urge you to live to fight the battle that has already been won. Every day brings forth an opportunity, an opportunity to win! Don’t get caught up in the false comfort of living just for you.
God did not create us to stay in our comfort zones, to stay hidden, or to keep quiet. He created us to go, to go change the world, to save lives, and to speak up. Yes, life gets tough, it has challenges, and sometimes it may even leave you wondering if God loves you. He does (JN 3:16) and when we fall in love with God, we will fall in love with our life and the journey. The best choice we could ever make is to live for God and DIE to SELFIE.