Friday, October 7, 2016

a little less self, a little more action please

Lewis talks about dying to our selves today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

Dying to our selves means many things. But the main thing, I think, is it means learning to be less selfish. Learning to put God and other people before our own desires. And that CAN be hard.

But I've found something that helps. When I start thinking of all of the things that God has done for me... it is humbling. I realize how incredibly generous He has been to me throughout my lifetime. And it makes me think, "How can I be selfish when You've given me so much?" It helps me to be just a little less selfish when I think of all He's done.

God, thanks for helping us learn to be less selfish.