Do you consider yourself selfish? Most of us wouldn’t admit to that, even if we were.
When our concern is about ourself and what we can profit out of a situation, that would be considered selfish. Those that are selfish have an attitude of being served, then to serve. Always wanting things for themselves, and not thinking about others.
Think about it, that’s how most of us are with God. We are selfish when it comes to God. We pray and ask God for things, and expect Him to give it to us. And that’s what we should do — ask with expectations. But, we don’t want to do the things he ask of us. Which is actually, disobedience.
God ask that we trust Him, obey Him, and love Him. We trust others first, rarely obey him, and love others more than we love him.
When we do for others, we have done it to God. We are here to serve, not to be served.
Ask yourself, do you expect God to serve you, instead of you serving God?
Mark 11:24 (KJV) – therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) – trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Deuteronomy 13:4 (KJV) – ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
Joshua 23:11 (KJV) – take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord our God.
Matthew 25:40 (KJV) – 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.
Galatians 5:13 (KJV) – for, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.