Selfishness is not learned behavior, we are born with it. But when we accept Jesus as our Savior, He comes to live in our spirit, and if we allow that renewed part of us to rule our decisions, then we can overcome the selfishness. It doesn't go away, but the Greater One who lives in us helps us overcome it daily (see Galatians 5:16).
Now, I haven't overcome selfishness entirely, and I doubt anyone else has either. Even the apostle Paul, one of the greatest Christians who ever lived, had trouble overcoming selfishness. Learning to live unselfishly was a journey for him, just like everybody else. He said that he had to "die to self" every single day.
We are called to the same life. It may be hard, but we cannot live selfish lives and expect to make a difference. We must die to self every single day. That may sound difficult, but when you live with the life of Jesus inside you, He can renew you and help you live the unselfish life.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I'm not perfect, but I know that like Paul, I can die to self every day. With Your life inside of me, I know that I can overcome selfishness.
I Corinthians 15:31
I Corinthians 15:31 NKJV
31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 7 seconds ago - View -
Jarrett Strouble : My heart has been in knots about motocross...I have even told folks I am not working the races in 2014 because of a desire for full-time ministry. The torment on my heart was you, the people in our MX Family and community. I was reading in Genesis the other day and God hit me straight between the eyes with the story of Abraham and Isaac. God had called Abraham to sacrifice his son...just when God was about to sacrifice Isaac because he believed and trusted God...God stopped and said to Abraham "for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me." The point is that God desires our full attention and obedience to Him more than anything else we may love. For me...I love you, the MX Family, I gave you up to God and just before I was going to tell my boss(s) that I was finished for good, he stopped me in my tracks and took me to this passage! Now more than ever I am convinced of what I am to be doing! Cheers to Motocross in 2014! You, the MX family has my heart and God desires yours! Bring on some Moto! See ya at the track and hopefully at the Bible services! Brraaappp!!! 9 seconds ago - View -
Mechelle Hill : I received a phone call at work today to tell me to watch Renae for ineffective coping since one of her classmates died this weekend. Later I find out he committed suicide...made me ache all day long, waiting to hug all my girls tonight and tell them how much I love them....parents hug your children you never know when it may be the last hug or last I love you! 10 seconds ago - View -
Brian Bigdogbk Brown : Well went to work yesterday and then found out to be sent home cuz of the weather... So had a good day and night with momma Marie Stone and daddy Jeffery Stone and my soon to be wife aleisha.. So today I am off as well as tomarrow.. Went to the soon to be gandparents inlaws.. Had a good dinner and had a good time puttin the christmas tree up with her loving family..Now spending time with my lovly wife to be and its only 2 months and 5 days till the big Brownstone wedding and if anyone want to come plz again give us yalls addy plzz.. So untill next time bigdogbk says goodnight and ttal.. May God bless everyone with love.. Peace,love and happiness to all.. BK loves AJ.. With Aleisha Stone.. 13 seconds ago - View -
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Colleen Sadak : I saw a photo of you today. You look good much older and more of the man I hoped you'd become. I'm sorry I never got the chance to say goodbye, in a way I'm glad because it also means that one day I may see you again. Miss you Ty. 17 seconds ago - View -
Tshepiso Royal-tee Gabaocoe : May we ensure that Madiba's memory and legacy live on in dignity. Adopt the values and virtues. I dream of the day when the colour of the skin does not bring a predisposition. I am a black african young woman - its the mere composition of who and what I am, yes it lies deep rooted above and beyond that but it doesn't make me any better than Dawid Willemse - when will white people be "African"? 18 seconds ago - View -
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Sabi ni G0D sayo.
"hindi anak, AKO ang kakapit sayo ..
Nagtanong ka ..
"anong pinagka iba?"
Sumagot si God.
"may malaking pagkakaiba. Kung kakapit ka sa AKIN at sakaling may mangyari, maari kang makabitiw .. Ngunit kung AKO ang hahawak saU. Siguradong ano man ang mangyari hinding hindi kita bibitawan. 18 seconds ago - View -
Peyton Rutherford : Nine facts about my relationship/marriage:) like if you'd like a number of your own!
1. Dylan & I met through my sister in law. We started talking, just over the phone. I didn't think he was my type, per say.. then I met him in person.
2. I figured love at first sight was impossible, until I met my husband. I'll never forget the look on his face the first time we saw each other. It still makes my heart happy:)
3. From that moment on we acted just like any couple would, but we made it official about a week later, he asked me to "be his nerd & only his nerd" 18 seconds ago - View -
Bobbi Gutermuth : okay guyz, my 21st birthday is in just 2 short weeks. I'm for sure going out the day/night of monday the 23rd.. Thinking of renting a party bus since the roads may be bad and to keep everyone together since we'll be hopping around, just wondering who's all interested in getting in on the bus before i go ahead and reserve it... It wont let me tag any more people so sorry if i missed you! Thanks ((((::: 18 seconds ago - View -
Preventing Heart Disease : Selenium Doesn't Prevent Heart Disease : April 28, 2006 - Selenium may fight cancercancer, but the antioxidant supplement doesn't prevent heart diseaseheart disease. The finding comes from a large clinical trial of more than 1,300 older Americans who took selenium supplements every day ... http://ift.tt/1aQnIke 23 seconds ago - View -
Řįşhåv Çhąûhäň : best wishes on your weeding day ! May your stay together have every happiness in your life... :) :* 24 seconds ago - View -
Rochelle Julius : Graced in Gods Power,the weak become strong. We are more than Conquerors through Christ Jesus. FB family ,may you have an awesome ,fabulous,blessed day ... XoXo ... Mwah ... (**,) 25 seconds ago - View -
Danielle Duncan : 5 facts about my relationship:
1. Josh has always liked me all through school, but I never gave him the time of day.
2. We started dating September 14, 2011.
3. We have the same sense of humor, and we just get each other. We can practically finish each other's sentences.
4. He proposed to me on May 2nd of this year.
5. We are getting married June 14, 2014, which is about 6 months away :) 26 seconds ago - View -
Salami Samson Olajuwon : Heavenly father I am greatful for the grace u give me to see this blessed day may ur name be glorify even as the year runs by keep us all safe from evil and deliever us from sudden destruction that will claim our live IJN amen friends pls join me and say amen.gudmorning belove 31 seconds ago - View -
Heather Sharman : Hello land of face book that breeze is so cool on this warm sunny day stay cool slip slop slap oowch hope your day has been great how will i go with this giveing up smokeing may live till im 200 so far only 5 smokes all day big tick to me pat myself on my back whoo whoow MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE OUT THERE and 4 all you people who dont like saying it MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU LA LA LA kind regards heather xxx 45 seconds ago - View -
Temitope K Musa : I am so grateful to all my frnds n family,who has made my day a memorable 1,may God remember u all n increase u in all spheres of lyk bigger u I pray ijn 47 seconds ago - View -
Faith Works : WE MUST ENDURE TILL THE END, BUT NOT ALL WILL!
2THESS1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 48 seconds ago - View -
The foundation of a thing has always been the sustainance of it in life. A man who uses the foundation of a bungalow for the errection of the sky scraper, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, which is the tallest building in the world, will have himself to blame, even before the completion of the building. You cannot be spiritually weak, and expect to be physically sound in the race of life. Never! Life is never programmed that way.
Psalm 11v3 says "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do." The righteous will, ofcourse, pray for the renewing or the over all changing of his foundation in life. Men must be questioned by life, and what will actually determine the performance of men is the level of his preparation towards the questioning. However, the greatest foundation upon which any man can build his life is in Christ Jesus. He who makes the world his foundation will never go far in life, while he who regularly makes the Word of God his foundation, will not only go far, but also reach his ordained destination in life. May every of our foundation be visited by God, today in Jesus name. Happy New Day! #wordsofwisdom 48 seconds ago - View -
Wilson Phiri : "Thank u Lord for opening ma eyes to see this beautiful day may your name be praised" 49 seconds ago - View -
YouDont KnowMe : One thing you may not know about me... I HATE talking on the phone... Idk what it is, but I will text u all day lol I think it's from years of working in call centers and now standing up talking all day... I just don't be in the mood to have a verbal conversation on the phone. #RandomThoughts #DontJudgeMe 51 seconds ago - View -
Heather Moore : 13 Facts About My Relationship;
1.) I was completely shattered from my previous relationship when Ej & I got together.
2.) July 5, 2012, the day we got together, might not have happened if he would have been called into work that day.
3.) We didn't even know of each other's existence until 11th grade, even though he moved here in 7th.
4.) We weren't even "friends" until the absolute end of Junior year, which he had a girlfriend & I had a boyfriend, so we hadn't planned on ever getting together. ha.
5.) Eleanore was the first person I told that I liked him, so she goes off and asks him if he likes me and he said he did, so she's our match maker :p
6.) He is not only my boyfriend, but my best friend.
7.) He makes me boiling angry so much, but I can never stay mad at him.
8.) We found out we liked one another in May, and "talked" off and on, until July, when we finally got together.
9.) He actually never OFICALLY asked me "to be his girlfriend." ha.
10.) Xbox 360 & Fable 3 brought us closer together, we would play that game for hours and he would just listen to me cry about how awful my current situation with my boyfriend (now ex) was, it really made me fond of him, and how he was there for me, when he didn't have to be.
11.) We don't take a lot of pictures together, but that's okay, I get a couple in every now and then, even though he hates them :p
12.) I'm a lot to handle, I'm a smart ass, I get mad easily and hold grudges for a long time, but he still puts up with me 52 seconds ago - View -
Ashley Marie : I just sat and had a heart felt conversation with my oldest daughter .... I'm really surprised at what she knows n understands .... but what got to me the most(as always) is when she said "mom I got one more question before u go to sleep....; can I write dad a letter and you take it to the place where they take all the mail (post office)... I said "you don't know where he live!" She said the mail people do...they know where everybody live!!" (Lol) So I said what do u want to write... she said " I'm just gonna ask him if we ever gone see him again and if he even miss us! Aaaaand I wanna tell him we still love him cause I think he probably forgot..... " its stuff like this that makes my blood boil....its so unfair to my babies that he(Joshua Anderson) is such a sorry excuse for a dad ...its been almost almost a YEAR since he(Josh Anderson) has seen my kids and we live in the same damn town!!! But yet he(Joshua..aka "jizzle") makes sure he hit anytime fitness EVERDAY and the club every weekend!!! THEN he has the nerve to make a post on fb about me being "ugly,ill built,and out here" smh!!! I may be all that to him and the 125 dumb asses that liked that status but at the end of the day I'm a DAMN GOOD MOTHER!!!
I'm sorry fb I had to get that off my mind .... but my question to whoever reads this is.... what should I tell her (my oldest child) when she asked about him and why he ain't around....without lying to her!!! 56 seconds ago - View -
Jonathan Glazier : I think we have come to a point where never again should we hear the words "stop looking out of the window" uttered to a day dreaming student. It's now proven that day dreaming is an important part of the creative process. I for one am convinced it will be proven one day that while in the sub conscious state more information is actually retained for longer than when actively paying attention. I may even apply for the research grant my self! 56 seconds ago - View -
Loretta Booyse Pienaar : Today I dedicate my status to my godson Junaid De villiers, celebrating his sweet 16th bday, remember all good and perfect gifts comes from the Lord. May the good Lord bless u and keep u. Enjoy ur day, may those 2 crazee girls make ur day extra special. Love u mwah. 1 minute ago - View -
Jim Capps : Not a day goes by that I don't think about my Granddaddy Talbot. Today is 17 years he has been in heaven. I hope he is proud of how I'm redoing the farm house and the young man I have become. I love you Grandaddy Talbot. J. Talbot Capps, May you rest in Peace. 1 minute ago - View -
Johnnie Black : I will show this every day till the Lord answers please pray with me
I have sent my prayer to Jesus about a bible book store , now I'm waiting on His answer, it may not be me that He will choose to put one in, but its in the works
pray about it , I'm on a fixed income but I know if it is God's will there will be one and the funds will be there for the one He choose. if its me I would like a working bible store reaching out to people not to just sale books, God would be the boss I just want to serve Him, The Lord laid this on my heart about a year ago, so now Its in His hands, I keep putting this on because I want you praying with me 1 minute ago - View -
Africa Support Israel : Good morning folks, don't forget to pray for the peace of Jerusalem as you wake up to a new day. May He who keep Israel, He who never sleep nor slumber keep you throughout the remaining part of this year. As you step out today you not end your Journey in the Mortuary. Your life will not be terminated by your enemies, may the powerful hand of Adonai be heavy upon every soul that hate the you, because you support his Heritage. The land of Israel. If you believe this share it on your profile. Africa Support Israel 1 minute ago - View -
Ravi Sharma : Good morning my friends. It’s a new day and I hope things get better. For this I did pray, may all of your problems be out on their way on this bright morning that starts this new day... 1 minute ago - View -
Jennifer L Hearn : Ok Kameron Danielle Green finally have time to post...
12 things about my relationship/marriage :)
1- I was NOT looking for a relationship when we first met. But I just could not stop talking to him day or night.
2- Nick has always made me smile even when I didn't want to. We used to talk on the phone all hours of the night.
3- We started dating March 17, 2007. He asked me while sitting at my mom's kitchen table at 2a.m. I believe we had been mud riding somewhere LOL
4- I moved in with him one week before I graduated high school in May 2007. Seriously the craziest thing I've ever done but no one could talk me out of it. I thought I was gonna give my parents a heart attack.
5- Before moving in with him he bought me a beautiful diamond promise ring. He called it a "graduation" ring LOL. Yea right I knew what it really was.
6- He proposed that Christmas 2007. The ring was in a box , in a box, in a box. I still have the final green box that held the ring.
7- We got married July 5, 2008. I was only 19 years old.
8- My brother was the one who introduced us. So naturally he was one of the groom's men.
9- One of my first times I'd met him we were riding in his truck with Jason, Chris and Alex. I just told them I wanted to ride too and jumped right in next to him :)
10- We don't have a lot of time to just go do stuff but we used to do everything together. Hunting, fishing, crawfishing and mud riding.
11- I watch all his stupid guy shows like Ax Men, Alaska Last Frontier, and Sons of Guns.....the sad part is I actually like them.
12- His parents and his sister went on our "honeymoon"
You can like my status but you won't get a number :)) sorry 1 minute ago - View -
Jenn Lemke : It is without hesitation that I can honestly say this has been my best birthday yet. I have felt blessed, loved, and cared for in more ways than I could express or have expected. From the unexpected gifts to the sincerest of best wishes, I am humbled and at a loss for words today. Thank you to everyone who made my day the best that it could be. I love you dearly. I am so excited about this next chapter in my life and simply pray that the Lord walks me through every stage of it. May his love continue to work through me, changing me, and growing me. Here's to 20! I have a feeling it's going to be my best year yet :) 1 minute ago - View -
Nenge Asemakaha : Father in heaven i thank you 4 taken me to another day. I thank you 4 forgiven my sin, i thank you. May your name alone be glorified in Jesus name Amen. 1 minute ago - View -
Myrell Holloway : We may fuss and fight but at the end of the day I need you in my Life 1 minute ago - View -
Brandon Lee Kim : Makoto no happiness, is going to the grocery store, soshite being warmly received by regular, ordinary hitotachi (people), while anata no are shopping. Sore no makoto no happiness, soshite that, just now, honto ni made watakushi no day, watakushi wa hanashi wa nakereba naranai ja.
Soshite, it may be that, hitotachi (people) throughout the human race, may actually be a lot deeper, feelings-wise soshite emotionally, than watakushi wa once thought, and so, just on a personal level, watakushi wa chigao jamashita (I was wrong), mo ichi do, sore wa nagenjo time, with watakushi no thoughts about the human race. So, human race e ga: Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Moshi Wake Arimasen, Mina-Fujin! Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Moshi Wake Arimasen, Mina-Fujin! Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Moshi Wake Arimasen, Mina-Fujin! Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Moshi Wake Arimasen, Mina-Fujin! Soshite, Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Moshi Wake Arimasen, Mina-Fujin!
Nini no de jougou, Makoto ni soshite Eien no ni, Doumo Arigatou Gozarimasu, kiite no, Mina-Fujin! 1 minute ago - View -
Reshma Ally : Tumshukur mung kwa kuiona tena siku ya leo. may god bless all guys.nic day all. 1 minute ago - View -
Glenda Cobb : Have had a busy day ! For the last 47 years have loved with the same man. May we never stop what we have even if we yell and scream at each other it is only going to get better . I also tired of the snow and cold . Love him today as well as then! 1 minute ago - View -