5/10/13 Daily Devotion

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

When we hear these words, do they really sink into the depths of our souls? Do nothing, nothing, out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Do nothing that revolves around our personal motives. Do nothing that is focused on bringing about an end result that we desire above any other option. Do nothing with a self-righteous attitude. Well, it looks as if we are then confined to actually doing nothing. For as we examine our motives and attitudes, we are caught between a rock and a righteous place. Now, we know that refraining from making decisions is not an option in life, so we must learn, then, how to approach everything with the right attitude and the right motives. In all things, we should seek the wisdom and direction of God. While this is simply stated, it is not always easy to accomplish. The problem comes as we seek God with our direction/purpose in mind. When we seek God, we need to come to Him free of any motive, free of any desire, free of opinion and wait for Him to guide our path.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me seek Your direction without allowing my personal desires to get in the way.

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  1. This is so hard at times, especially when dealing with difficult, selfish people. I needed your words of wisdom today. Will bookmark this one! thanks

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