But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3
Through Jesus we are grafted to God, partaking in His authority and called to bring others to Christ. It is a great call but we all fall short, the simplest explanation being selfishness. We tarnish our proper glory when we turn our eyes away from Christ and service to others and focus only on our own wants.
As a father of many boys it is hard to find a time where I am not needed, other than 11 pm. It is easy to get caught in a loop of staying up too late just to find time to do the things I want to do. This causes a cycle of tired days, wasting time napping and staying up even later because of the nap. All I get for my selfishness is a cloudy head and less patience to deal with all the issues I encounter.
So how do we make it through our days as unselfishly as possible? It is by properly valuing our time through God’s eyes. We have to partake in building our families and His Kingdom and be content to let our wants go, perhaps for a time, perhaps forever. When we see that our time is being used to build up the kingdom then we can rest content at the end of the day because His Will was accomplished, even if ours was not.
Daily Battle Order:
What aspects of your life are you being selfish with? Is there a cycle that can be broken to regain your balance and glory? Pray and give up your wants to God. Let him refine them and listen for which He wants you to pursue.