Have you ever had plans in your head and had your heart set on it and it all get messed up? Well I have and I don’t do so Hot when it happens!
So, the other day my family had plans for a weekend and I had it set in my heart how it was going to go. I was plum excited and waited moths for our plans to happen. Well, came that time to do what was planned and found out we had to switch up some things and miss out on a few things that we had already planned for. So instead of going along with it, I just complained in my head on how miserable it was that plans got changed.
Anyways, out of five of us in my family, I was the only one moping around about it. See, the thing that we had to attend to was going to be fun! Only if I had not been thinking the whole time, it was going to suck and why can’t we just do what was already planned, I would have had an amazing time with my family. Instead I caused the whole family to not have as much fun as we could have, if I would have just enjoyed the blessing of the family being together and getting to go to such a fun place, I would have had a Blast!
Well after it was all said and done, I realized a few things. Had a few blessings! A blessing to me is something that will lead me closer to God.
Blessing 1… I was being selfish and putting what I wanted to do first! Well there are a few things God says about being selfish. We are to put others first! 2. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. 3. For even Christ please not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. (Romans 15:2-3)
Blessing 2… If I am being selfish, I am hateful, causing fights; not making peace, and following the devil. We are to do the complete opposite.. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (James 3:16)
Blessing 3… I am a follower of God and so I am changing my ways and following the way God wants me to be. So there is no room for selfishness! If Jesus put all of us first I believe we are to do the same! If Jesus thought about himself, we all would not be able to be forgiven! Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends…. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15: 13,19) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shell a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:24-26) I don’t know about you but I have a Lot of things I need to change to be more like Jesus! Also there is not time to be selfish!
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-Candace Anders, Faithful n Blessed