Thursday, October 24, 2013
It was just my imagination
For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. (Phil. 2: 21)
Just because it is human tendency, doesn't make it right. I can relate to his idea of entitlement, although I think I am on the other side of that coin. I don't feel entitled to more, I think I have enough, more than enough. Yet when I look around to see what I can get rid of to make my life less encumbered by the things of this world, I have a hard time finding things I don't "need." I have a hard time letting go. I look around the basement and see tubs of stuff that I haven't used in some time, yet are not ready to throw away. I sometimes wish God would just make that decision for me and take them away.
Jesus did not have a hard time letting go. And he had so much more to let go of than I do. But he was willing to put my interests ahead of His own. That's what I want, a mind like Christ's mind. A passion to serve others rather than myself. I chase after it, yet it constantly eludes me.
But I will continue to chase it. For it is the pursuit that lets me know I am his. I won't let go.