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Friday, April 25, 2008

Forget Yourself! By Renee Burt


Philippians 2:3-4 MSG ~ Don't push your way to the front, don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand!

There a lot of things we all forget on occasion - an appointment, or sending someone a birthday card, or paying a bill on time. But one thing, we rarely forget is to take care of what's really important to us, personally. Think about it...in your day do you ever forget to eat, or to sleep, or to do what you really want to do? Sorry if this disappoints you, but those are some things I don't forget! In fact, most times, the reason I forget some of the things I've forgotten is because I have my mind far too much on myself. Today's verse encourages me to do the exact opposite - to stop thinking about myself so much, and instead to think about what I can for others that day. I've found that when I do that - when I take care of the needs of others - God MORE than meets my needs. In fact, He does a far better job of it than I ever have. So go ahead and "forget yourself"...and rest assured, God won't forget you and you'll wind up having a day where not only your needs are met, but God will work through YOU to meet the needs of others! Now that's what I call a good day...or should I say a "God day!"

Philippians 2:3-4 MSG ~ Don't push your way to the front, don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand!

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