Encouragement, Life's Journey

Who Are You?

….September 27, 2014

A few years ago this saying started making the circuit: “It’s not about me, It’s about Him.  It’s not about us, it’s about them.”  

It sounds simple doesn’t it? But is it? No way! It’s probably the number one challenge of our lives.

  • This is thinking that is foreign to human nature. We want what we want now.
  • We want the choices that satisfy our earthly desires.
  • We want to keep ourselves, not give ourselves away; particularly for something that will not bring instant satisfaction.

With PERSONAL DISCIPLINE and effort each one of us can discover in these phrases the keys to life.

We find that when we want to build the above principle into our lives that we must be alert to our areas of weakness; namely selfishness.

Society defines us by what is on the outside. Our attractiveness, our possessions, our education, our associates, our sophistication, etc.

In the big picture these things don’t mean much and can be detrimental to us.

Who we really are is what we are on the inside.

Before anymore is said, I need to address the elephant in the room.

  • The basis for who you are, what you do and who you become stems from one choice that has to be made from the get go.
  • What have you done with Jesus Christ? It’s as simple as that.
  • This choice puts you on the path of life and on the road to eternity.

Right now, I’m sure that these words have lost many of you, but I ask that you travel with me for a while and see exactly where this path leads you and I.

This is my new adventure.  It might possibly be a new one for you.  I have a feeling that both of us will be surprised when we see the outcome.

We can decide to live for ourselves or we can decide to live to be of help to others.

We can decide to live for the outside or for the inside.

  • What benefit is it that we achieve the definition of success put on us by society, but we have nothing to nourish our inner person.

That is where we really live and who we really are.  Feed the inner man and let the outer man reflect that decision.

Sadly we all know of a national figure who laughed on the outside cried on the inside, and their pain became too great.

Life doesn’t have to be that way, but it will be if we let it.

We all get caught up in the ways of our culture and the distractions of today that keep us from making the life altering decision to always go forward in a positive manner.

We’ve heard it said the great questions of life are:

Why was I born, what am I doing and where am I going?

On my own journey, I have found the answers to these questions?  I hope you have.  If not, walk this road with me and discover your answer.

“You have to discover the emptiness of serving yourself before you begin to appreciate the value of serving others” 

       (unknown)

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