Some fall into selfishness because of pride. Pride is sin and was the reason Satan was cast out of heaven. It is our pride that takes credit for what God has accomplished and soaks in the glory of our own self-worship. 1 Corinthians 4:7 says, “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you have not received it?” We are not to boast about our own accomplishments but rather give all glory to God for He alone is worthy.
Aside from pride, our selfishness can be fueled by self-pity. While pride exclaims, “look at me”. pity says “nobody looks at me”. Self-pity wallows in hurts and hardships, announcing to everyone who will listen how tough life has been. Satan attempts to keep us looking for sympathy, taking our focus off of Jesus. The Israelites were a good example of those who have fallen into self-pity, as they wandered in the desert for forty years, perhaps the longest pity party in history. Self-pity is not just us sitting in a pot of despair but inviting others to jump in with us!
Stewing in self gets old real quick and loses its flavor with our selfish imperfections. Whatever your niche is in life, it’s not about you but all about Him. It’s time to jump out of the pot and strain the pride and pity behind. God has a purpose and a plan… His true supernatural story lived out through you.
Glory to Jesus! In Him, all things are possible.
© By S. A. Tower