Sometimes I have to wonder if God ever grows weary of me. I mean really, I complain and whine when things aren't to my liking. When things start getting difficult I so often feel like quitting and wonder why things just can't be a little easier. I often live life as if it should center around me. I want! I need! I so often make it all about me!
But the world was not created around me. It was created around God. I was created for Him, so that I would live a life that would bring glory and praise to His name. Anything less is sin.
Oh Father forgive me for my pride and selfishness. Forgive me for wanting this life about me. Help me to learn to die to my wants, desires and those things I think I can't do without. Show me how to serve others and live a life that is others centered - not self centered.
My soul is grieved with the knowledge that for even one moment I might put myself above you, but isn't that what I do when I make all this about me? Forgive me and help me to live a life that is all about you.
You alone are God, help me to surrender to Yours ways. Help me to find contentment in You alone.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me."For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matt 16:24-25