SELF-Sufficient or Servant of All
Another lie is how we will be happier if we are independent and become SELFsufficient. Again, God’s Word says that’s a lie. God says we are His body, one body, and each part of our body is dependent on each part in order to function harmoniously—not INdependently from one another. Our dependence must be on Him alone—He is the vine and we are the branches. This means apart from Him, our heart, we can do nothing. Yet, as one body, He showed us by how He lived His life that we are happiest when we serve, not focusing on ourSELF and becoming SELFsufficient. No, for true happiness we need to be a servant of all.
Is this really true?
Well, do you know that most of the wealthiest people on earth soon realize that money doesn’t make them happy? With all the money they have and all the possessions they can buy, they discover their happiness is in giving to people in need. They become what the world calls a philanthropist, which simply means a person who gives money or gifts to charities, or helps needy people by the generous donations of their money to good causes; charitable acts, or other good works that help others.
Another interesting fact is that the more money a philanthropist gives away, the richer they become! That’s because God’s universe, the way He created everything, was set up with His laws of nature, the spiritual laws, which work even when you don’t know that law exists—like the law of gravity. Whether you understand this law doesn’t matter because if you jump off anything, gravity will force you to the ground. It’s only when you understand the law of gravity and use it to your advantage will you be able to fly.
So as His Prince, how can you use these important spiritual laws, like being selfLESS and begin to give and to serve others? The best place to start is in your home with your family. Make it your mission, your charge to battle, to conquer your flesh and become the greatest among you, the servant of all.
- Give away your time and you’ll discover you have more time to do really fun things.
- Give away your possessions and be ready for what He has stored up just waiting for you!
- Give and it will be given to you so people will become amazed and baffled and what Who you have!
Now, stop to relax, grab your coffee or cold beverage, and talk to the Lord, your Maker, and ask Him questions. Listen to what He's telling you in your heart. Then when He leads you—pour your heart into your journal, writing down what you've learned