Saturday, 2 February 2013

Learning To Be Selfless

If only I could remember that life is not about me, my wants and my will. If only I could look past myself at all times and think more of others. The human nature is so selfish. If we were to be completely honest we would admit that we are all naturally self-centred. Every unkind thing we have said, every time we have lost our tempers, got upset when things did not go our way; every wrong and thoughtless thing we have ever done is an act of selfishness.

Something I feel God is challenging me to do lately is to put Him and others first; to realise that I was not placed on this earth to live for myself. Oh, how I have failed this time and time again. Some days I set out with this strongly in mind: “life is not about me, put God and other people before yourself”, only for it to fade from my mind later on. As we get caught up in the busyness and troubles of our lives, we forget why we are here; we struggle to see past ourselves to those around us. So I challenge you, along with myself, to notice those around you who may be in need, to think before you say something that is actually insensitive, to not always let your day revolve around your own agenda. I challenge you to forget yourself and remember others and, in so doing, putting other people’s needs before your own. This is the challenge of learning to be selfless.