This World

“This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything.

All that I could want and nothing that I need.”

Caedmon’s Call

This is a quote from a song by my favorite band, Caedmon’s Call.  The words strike me this morning as I am overcome by a feeling of sadness for this world.  I have been lying in bed for the last hour just thinking about how selfish we, as a people, are.  Romans 3:11 says, “There is none that understands God.  There is none that seek Him.”  And isn’t that so true?

I am part of a local internet bulletin board for moms to connect around this area.  It’s a board for people of all kinds, not just Christians.  Recently, one of the questions a girl asked was how she should deal with a friend who did not include her in her wedding.  The answers were all unbelievable.  Angry women saying how mad they would be and how she shouldn’t attend events for her.  I just couldn’t believe the selfishness coming through!

Since when did another person’s wedding become about you, is all I could think.  I mean, don’t get me wrong ladies, I’ve been that person before.  Of course everyone wants to feel loved and respected by our friends and what a way to honor them.  Seriously though, in a situation like this, shouldn’t we just, as it says in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice.”

I don’t want to come off sounding high and mighty, because I am not.  I feel I am the lowest of sinners.  I just think that since our mission trip, God has really been working so my heart would be sensative to the spirit.  I want to think like Jesus so I can be like Jesus.  I hope you do too!

So, today, why don’t we strive to, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.” Phillipians 2:3

I hope you all have a blessed day!

Published by amysblahblahblog

Follower of Jesus Christ. Wife for Life. Mom to 2 girls. Homeschooler. Missions Minded. Book reader. Traveller. Mountain Loving. Tea drinker.

3 thoughts on “This World

  1. Amen Amy Sistah! There is way too much selfishness in this world. If we just tried to hold on our own selfishness, the world would be a lot better. Just a great post! Blessings…

  2. so true that there is simply too much mean-spiritedness and bitterness…selfishness…and i am so sad to realize how often i can fall into that same kind of thinking…and even acting at times. tahnks for the thoughtful post!

  3. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.” Phillipians 2:3

    This post just echoes so much of what I’ve been thinking lately. My problem is that I often hesitate way too much in the doing of anything because I’m battling inside myself trying to decide if I have selfish or conceited motivations.
    I’m shouting along with you, though… bring on the kindness!

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