May 18, 2012

Selfish or Selfless?

I'm going through a crisis in my brain.

Because I am not working right now, I do not have that everyday experience of interacting, serving, and helping others. Instead, I am at home doing the things I want to do...

I am comfortable. I wake up in the morning. I make my bed -most days-. I go for a run. I cook myself some lunch and then some supper. I job hunt. I read -alot-. I watch episodes of New Girl -too often-. I work on my General Epistles Distance Learning course.

But that's the thing--I do all of these things for ME. I'm not saying that any of these things are bad...well maybe New Girl isn't the best show in the world to watch moral-wise...but as a Christian I feel conflicted because I just get so sick of living for myself! I mean, where is the line between living selfishly and living selflessly?

I love people. As many times as I may feel bitterness towards some, deep down I still see the best in them; I. love. people. After a good chat on the phone or a hang out with a friend, I feel sooo fulfilled.

As a Christian, I want to live less selfishly and more selflessly. I want to do more things for people. I want to listen better, and to open my eyes more. I want to notice when somebody is hurting, or when somebody is lonely. I want to serve...and help.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can strive to encourage and serve those around me better?

Tomorrow I am driving out to my parent's to help them clean out the garage. I think that is a good start!

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