It's Not About You

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.  For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:24-26

What Jesus tells us to do here isn’t popular. It isn’t always easy.

In fact, our feel good, have-it-all-now society constantly screams just the opposite. It says, “Why deny yourself anything?” “Look out for number 1!” Use, abuse, stomp-on . . . just as long as you get what YOU want. It says, “I shouldn’t have to put up with . . .”

What society fails to mention is that the death and destruction of your soul is the grand prize at the end.

But, if we desire to follow Christ, we must deny ourselves, seek Him, His kingdom, His will, His plan, His purpose, and there is eternal life with Him.

It’s not about you.

It’s all about Him.

May you find life in losing yours for Him today.


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