The Light Daily Devotional – Looking Beyond Yourself
Focus: Looking Beyond Yourself; Live to Please Christ
WORD FOR TODAY
You cannot effectively serve God until you have come to the end of yourself and look beyond yourself. You will never make a significant mark in the sand of time in agreement with God’s purpose for your life until God frees you from the concept of myself, this and that!
“He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT
The beauty of Christ’s death in a man’s life is complete deliverance from selfishness. God’s work will have no impact on your life unless you develop a sacrificial heart. Whatever accomplishment you have that benefits no one other than yourself or your immediate circle is a waste in God’s eyes. Everything in a self-centered man’s life will die with him the day he dies. A selfish man’s life is a bad market for God and whoever or whatever he or she serves.
There are some questions you should ask yourself: Who did you assist or train? How many people can you say with certainty that they became something significant because of you? In what ways are you a blessing in men’s lives? Unfortunately, several men in positions of authority became richer as they were leaving at the end of their tenure, but the domain they left is in shambles and a shadow of what it once was. People may not challenge you or even notice your failure, but God will.
Because there is a grave right in front of all men, we should not live for ourselves but the will of God. Remember that you are accountable to God and that you are expected to live a sacrificial life like our Lord Jesus Christ in everything you do!
+ Have you been delivered from selfishness?
Prayer: Lord! I receive the grace not to be selfish but as a blessing to my world in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: It takes looking beyond yourself to be a blessing according to God’s will for your life!
Have a spectacular Friday!