I am a firm believer in living a selfless life because I know that life is
short and when we live it in service for the betterment of those around us,
we are ensuring a blessed life for ourselves and for those whom we have
helped to become better. Living a selfless life means that we esteem
others higher than we esteem ourselves and we want to see the lives of
others elevate to heights that they didn't think would be possible. When
we do all that we are able to do to help others stand tall, rise higher
and believe in themselves as God believes in them, we are creating a
legacy that will live on long after we are gone. The Lord Jesus declares
in Matthew 6:19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where
your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
(2 Timothy 3:1-5) (3 John 11)
Are our earthly treasures so important to us that we fail to love our
neighbor as we love ourselves? Are we doing all that we can to lay up for
ourselves treasures in heaven? We can also ask where will all of our
prized possessions be 100 years from now? When we think of how selfish we
may sometimes be, answering these simple questions helps to put things into
perspective. That is why I want you to realize that living selflessly is
the best way to live. When you are a blessing you will leave behind
smiling faces, happy hearts, grateful friends, family and even strangers.
Living selflessly makes an impact on this world that we may never fully
know about and yet still should be done.
I encourage you to reevaluate what is most important to you. Think on the
brevity of life and see if you need to make some changes in your life.
Let us not go into eternity wishing we had done more, said more, loved more
or cared more, but let us use every opportunity to do those things while
we are still able. When we become future minded, every sacrifice that we
may have had to make will be all the more worth it because we will have
seen with renewed and refreshed eyes what beauty lays ahead of us.
(Psalm 100:2-5) (John 13:34)
I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to live it
selflessly and esteem others higher than yourself.
MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE
If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of
another; if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus
bless my brother; if I can wipe from any human cheek a tear, I shall not
have lived my life in vain while here.
If I can guide some erring one to truth, inspire within his heart a sense
of duty; if I can plant within my soul of rosy youth a sense of right, a
love of truth and beauty; if I can teach one man that God and heaven are
near, I shall not then have lived in vain while here.
If from my mind I banish doubt and fear, and keep my life attuned to love
and kindness; if I can scatter light and hope and cheer, and help remove
the curse of mental blindness; if I can make more joy, more hope, less
pain, I shall not have lived and loved in vain.
If by life's roadside I can plant a tree, beneath whose shade some wearied
head may rest, though I may never share its beauty, I shall yet be truly
blessed--though no one knows my name, nor drops a flower upon my grave, I
shall not have lived in vain while here.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 John 3:16-18 “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down
His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But
whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth
up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in
deed and in truth.”
John 13:12-15 “So after He had washed their feet, and had taken His
garments, and was set down again, He said unto them, Know ye what I have
done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If
I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash
one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as
I have done to you.”
Matthew 25:37-40 Jesus declares “Then shall the righteous answer Him,
saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and
gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked,
and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto
Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto Me.”
1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil
for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that
ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that
will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil,
and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good;
let him seek peace, and ensue it.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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