19.5.10

His Servant

I'm glad you all liked the idea of a blog party, I'm pretty excited! Anyway, onto the post.

Philippians 2:3-4"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."



Something I've been trying to do lately is to be God's servant. I want to do what God wants me to do, and learn to hear what He's saying to me. There's another thing I've been trying to do, to -- and that's what this verse is saying. You know -- "Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." It's not always about what I want! Sometimes, it really doesn't matter. Why not make someone else happy? It doesn't take that much effort to make a brother or sister their lunch, or empty the dishwasher without complaining. When you feel like you're about to burst, because that person is just annoying you so bad -- close your eyes. Breathe, and ask God to give you the strength to get over this. When you open your eyes, you'll see that it's probably not as bad as it seemed.

As for the other part of the verse -- "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." -- well. I don't think I really struggle with the top one too much, but considering others better than myself? Sometimes, it sure feels like I need a lot of work on that. I mean, I know I'm not perfect. Duh. But something in me won't cave, and thinks I'm better than some people. Even though I'm not. I know I'm not! See, I'm admitting it.

...say it to yourself. I'm not better than everyone else.  Say it again. I'm not better than everyone else. Or should we change that to anyone else? Because, in God's eyes? He loves us all the same! What is wrong with us, why do we go around thinking, "Oh, look at those pants. They're too short... not like mine. Mine are the right length." I mean, uh, lame! I don't want to be like this. I want to see things from God's perspective -- he loves us for who we are. No matter who we are; he loves us anyway!

Dear God,
I don't want to be like this. I don't want to go around thinking I'm better than some people. Please, when I think that I am, could you just give me a nudge, help me be humble -- and like the verse said, consider them to be better than me? I mean, that's all part of being a servant, too -- treating them like a King, or a Queen. And Lord, help me to become a better servant for You. I strive to do what You me to do. But I can't do it alone. I know you're here. I love you, God.

Amen.
                

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the post, Emi. I need to really work on not complaining when my mom calls me to do math or chores. Could you please pray for me if you have time?

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  2. I love God too! This was beautiful! Complaining is something I work on everyday! I hope I can do better, but your post has inspired me to be good.

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  3. I just did this serve thing for my church, and it just feels SO good to help people, and get nothing for it. I agree so much with your post. I mean, even what some people from church and I did, planting flowers and and helping cleaning up a sweet ladies yard, makes you feel, just better. I love this quote, it's not exact but I got this in an email once,
    "To the world you might be one person, but to one person, you just may be the world."
    The lady we helped was just sooo appreciative. It just helps me realize even more what matters in life, it's not about making money, being famous for what you have done, it's about doing it queitly, and showing people how to be humble.
    That was REALLY long I am so sorry!
    Guest

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  4. Hi Emii,
    I am sorry to comment again I just wanted to tell you I got baptized today, and the one cool thing I had to tell you, is the lady I told you about in the last comment, was there, and it was so special. I didn't know her very well, but she was an angel sent by God. Just had to tell you! God bless! ;)

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  5. Definitely, Bookworm.
    Thanks, Brooklyn. I hope I can do better, too...
    That's so cool,Guest! And that's totally awesome that you got baptized, too. Thanks for sharing, and I don't mind when people comment twice... or five times... or ten times... I love getting comments! :D

    Luv,Emii

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  6. Hey Emii! It's Maggie from Behind the Teen Scene. I am starting a new blog called Bliss on Tuesday. I am SO excited about starting it!

    Being God's servant is one of my goals too! It is harder than it sounds, but it feels so good doing what God wants you to do.

    I am following you, I would love if you followed me at my new blog.

    Blessings,
    Maggie
    www.foreverfindingmybliss.blogspot.com

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