Mark 14:36 “…yet not what I will, but what You Will.”

Even in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus battled with self…asking His Heavenly Father if there was any other way Salvation could happen other than what He would soon be going through. Here’s something Charles Spurgeon once wrote that even the most holiest of Christians would have to heartly agree with…”Self is the worst enemy a Christian has.” Sure, we won’t admit it, but our concern for self is paramount…desiring that all things be easy, comfortable, and pleasant for self. And to achieve this we coddle, pamper, & spoil self. We will enable & protect self over others and occasionally even flaunt self like a proud peacock. But what happens when we love self more than God? Paul warned Timothy in II Timothy 3:2 that in the last days people would be lovers of themselves…more concerned about their welfare than the good of others or even God. The opposite of selfish is selfless…so the best way to combat self is to serve others out of love.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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