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Saturday, January 3, 2009


It seems like the past few days I have talked to friends who tell me about relationships where there is so much turmoil, stress, trouble, anger, etc. And I think about what I hear... I, of course, only hear what I am told, and I don't know all details, but as I am listening, I am realizing so much that is just all boils down to the big bad "S" word.....SELF!!!!!!!!!! Yes, everyone wants their own way. Do it like I do... be like me....please me....give me....make me happy....cater to me....think about me... what about my feelings..... what do you do for me.... how will that benefit!!
So how do we conquer this business of self? Well.... The first step would be to recognize our own selfishness, not just other people's. I certainly recognize mine. And the only way we can do battle with this is to enlist the help of God. I gotta add this to my list of goals for 2009....think less of self, and more of others. I already said to spend more time in God's Word, and to pray more. So I will keep this at the top of my prayer list... for God to keep me focused on Him and off of self. How about you? Do you have a problem with a relationship? Do you have a problem with self? Maybe look at the problem in light of this, and see if changes could be made. It's a big job, but not too big for our God.

1 comment:

Ellie Hamilton said...

What a wonderful post, Dee! I agree, so many relationships -- marriages, friendships, business relationships -- go bad because someone feels they aren't getting what *they* need or want from the other person. It would be so different if we asked ourselves, "Is my partner or friend getting what they need from me?"