That’s right I’m dieing. I’m dieing to “self”. As I was reading this morning the biblical precept of a “seed” dying so that more “crops” can grow and mature into what they were meant to be.
Of course Jesus the Christ is the best example of this. Having (willingly) given His life in order that we may have life.
However it also occurred that we don’t need to physically die in order to produce “fruit.” The thing is though that unless we are willing to sacrifice our self we will not be able to positively affect anyone. In other words if we are the most important person in our life we are pretty self centered and (likely) of little use to others around us.
We should be willing to share our time, money and life with those who need us. Now this doesn’t mean that we all should sell our possessions and head off to some third-world country. It could be as simple as sharing a smile and affirming word to a sales clerk or cashier. It could be that we get involved in youth sports. Especially men. It has been my observation that men are more selfish with their lives than women are.
One of my pet-peeves is the church nursery. How often do you see men in the church nursery? Have you ever considered the number of children who attend a local church with their “single” mom? How often do you think these children have the opportunity to be exposed to godly men? Perhaps the only time this will happen is for two hours on a Sunday morning.
Look around you people. How much need is ther? Tons. Determine to make a difference in someone’s life today. Smile and say “good job.” Sometimes all someone needs is a kind word. But don’t stop there get involved with a life style of being a “Difference Maker.”