The Christian radio station that I listen to is having their fall pledge drive this week. I've been listening to reports of people giving $10,000, even $25,000 donations to this station, and I think that I just can not imagine giving that much money. Not because I don't have that much money, which I don't, but because I can't understand why anyone would want to give that much money. After all, I can listen to this station anytime I want without giving any money. I could see giving ten dollars a month or maybe even twenty dollars, but why give more than that? What would I get from giving that much money?
And there it is again, this self-centered attitude that tries to determine my actions. I can't see a direct benefit to my life by giving, so I don't understand why anyone would give.
Father, break my heart for what breaks yours.
I want those to be more than just words in a song. If I'm to be His disciple, I must live as Jesus did. I must love as He loved, and I must be moved by compassion as He was. Jesus did not live to bring glory to Himself, but to His Father.
So, I ask forgiveness for this self-concerned focus that keeps me in bondage, and I say to God - it's all about you, Father. And it's in this place of surrender that I find peace for my soul.
What if we all lived with an "it's not about me attitude"? Would the world be a different place?
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