Whom Do You Serve?
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” -Philippians 2:3-4
I had always been a bit selfish in how I approached life. If something I was involved with ultimately did not benefit me, then my desire to work at a project would wane over time. I would manipulate and fandangle to make things happen for my good. Even as I type today I’m thinking to myself, “What an absolute worthless way to live.”
That all changed when I met Jesus face to face on I-95 outside Goldsboro North Carolina. In that moment, at 70+ MPH, Jesus explained how much He loved me, that all was forgiven and that He wanted me to come home. It’s a miracle I didn’t wreck as the tears streamed down my face on that winter afternoon.
That was the day I changed, that was the day I stopped living for myself and started living for the Lord and His will for my life. I have not regretted a single moment since. Yes, there have been hard times. Times when I wondered how it would all work out. But in all of that, I found a joy that is almost difficult to explain or express. I believe you can only experience it to understand it fully.
Look at your life today and ask yourself, “who do I live for?”