Friday September 11, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Don’t be selfish. Life is sweet when you live for others and others live for you.
LISTEN : Selfish people don’t love dearly, and loving people are not selfish in nature. Selfishness and love don’t travel the same road. Selfishness hurts, but love heals. My dear, you need others and others needs you. Life is sweet when you benefit from others and others benefit from you. So, selfishness is not the way. What then is selfishness? Selfishness is defined as the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one’s own interests before those of others. A selfish person holds his or her own interests as the standard for decision making. He or she has regard for self above others’ well-being. My dear, selfishness is anti love spirit. You can’t be selfish and still show the amount of love that others deserve from you. The seed of selfishness is an evil seed. It grows up with the intention to terminate the interest and happiness of others. A selfish person holds the philosophy of “me alone”, “me first.” If a selfish person is in a relationship or marriage, there is going to be problems always, because he or she will care little or nothing about the interest of the other partner. A selfish person is a greedy person, and can hardly keep to his or her promises or agreements. Beloved, to get along with others, deal with selfishness. The seed of relationship don’t survive in the soil of selfishness. For he who must walk with others must show interest in their well-being. Yes, it is not just about you, it is also about others. God cares about others and so should we, too. Beloved, you can deal with selfishness by committing yourself to loving others (see 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Romans 5:8) ; and committing yourself to respecting others. With these, you can’t be living just for yourself. Remember, love is the cure for selfishness. Be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Deal with selfishness and start to love others and have respect for their feelings and interests.
2. Don’t live just for yourself, rather live for others, too.
3. Invest in your relationship by being selfless and godly.
4. If you are still struggling with selfishness, ask God to help you deal with it no matter what.
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that, I have rejected selfishness and embrace selflessness henceforth, amen!
Prayer : Dear Lord, You love and cares about us. Therefore, help me to care about others, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life. May God influence your heart to walk in love towards Him and others, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : The seed of genuine relationship can’t survive in the soil of selfishness.
Quote : “Selfishness and love don’t travel the same road. Selfishness hurts, but love heals.“
Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch was 365 years old before he was taken away by God? (Genesis 5:23).
Today In History : September 11, 1959 The Soviet Union launched Luna 2, the first space probe to hit the Moon.
Stunning Fact : Did you know more than 75% of all countries are north of the equator?
Bible Quiz : Who replaced Judas Iscariot as one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ?
God bless you!