Miss Mandy (and Selena and a whole bunch of your kind ‘love’ comments) got me to thinking last night…
We sometimes try to put other’s needs above our own. ( Sometimes we have a ‘need’ to do this and then we put that (our) need first!)
But should we try to do that?
I know some consider it to be doing His Will and believe it is being un-selfish and humbling ourselves to serve others as Christ showed by the washing of the Disciple’s feet. And i am not saying we should not consider others and consider only our self. Never that.
But Jesus gave us ALL One commandment above all others – to Love only God, with all your Heart, all your soul, all your mind; with all your strength ( we are strong in Him). He then said another commandment which was like unto the first – ‘Love thy neighbour AS THY SELF’.
Note he did not say ‘above’ thyself – but AS thyself.
I believe he chose these words partly because we are rarely, if ever, the best judge of what we – or others have best need of.
I think he therefore wants us to do what is best for our relationship with GOD, trusting that God will direct us to those good things and away from the bad, in terms any can understand.
“Love is putting other’s needs above your own”?
I don’t quite think so.
Love is doing things for others that bring you BOTH closer to God.
Love is not about putting you ‘down’: removing one’s ego? – certainly!
Not being selfish – Definitely!
Love is Humbling – in order to remove the selfish ego!
WE are to serve – Him – and through serving Him, serve those who have ‘need’ of Him.
But in this our need of Him is ‘greater’.
Do not put ( what you think) another’s need is before your own need to perfect your relationship with Him.
Read that through again and it hopefully will make sense?
Comments, Questions? 🙂