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Daily Devotion September 19, 2012

Filed under: Daily Devotion,Uncategorized — sassy2savvy @ 9:33 AM

I Need, I Want, and I Have to do!

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

Philippians 2:3

What a week it has been and it is only Wednesday my friends. I have found myself in a “poor me” state of mind and anything that possibly could get on my nerves this week, has succeeded. Have you ever had that type of week? Maybe this week has been tough for you as well.

Last night while laying in bed I had time to reflect on my reasoning for such a “poor me” attitude. I had to ask myself a couple of questions. Was this attitude warranted? Was this attitude helpful to my family and was I really getting anywhere by feeling sorry for myself? It is funny how God grabs our attention when our focus becomes on ourselves and not on him or his purpose for our lives.

Friends, when I look back over my last month I have noticed a pattern. I have become so self-absorbed and seeking all my needs, that I have not noticed anyone elses. I have gotten stuck in the mental rut of the I needs, I wants,  and the I have to-dos that I have been oblivious to others. I have not stopped much to think of what a friend may need, or how I have made my husband feel lately.  Its funny, I find that when I am serving others with the “right” heart then that is when I am truly my happiest. Now wonder I am feeling quite “dumpy”!

Our lives are temporary here on earth, all of this could be gone tomorrow. What really matters is the relationships we build, the time we take to serve, and the love we have to share. Sometimes, it can be as easy as a perspective change to change our attitude. I heard someone once say, ” a person will not remember what you say, they will always remember how you made them feel”. I bet if you and I were to hug our kids, share lunch with a friend, and or call a family member to see how they were, our bad attitude and self-pity would soon disappear.

So for the rest of the week, I will get out of my mental rut and transition my focus off of myself and look to God for ways I can serve and love others! Have a great week friends and smile, it could be contagious.



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