Jesus said ”12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command“ ~ John 15:12-14
We are called to Lay Our Lives Down for others.
If you do this by focusing your efforts on helping other people it takes your mind off of your own circumstances. This diversion of focus eliminates self.
When you use your works to help other people you open up opportunities for God to take care of you because someone has to.
In my strength of being, if I focus my energy on helping others I can literally take that to such an extreme that there is no time for self. When you have no time to focus on your self it becomes impossible to be selfish. Also, this opens an opportunity for God to care for you.
Eliminating your efforts to help your self by putting your energy into the full time ministry of helping others creates a need in your life for God to care for you. You don’t have time for selfish thoughts and your Ministry can become the focal point.
You have a much keener reason to live! God I have to live to help these people!
This is a very good place to be. It’s a place where you can understand why you are drawing breath on this earth. It allows you to know how important you actually are.
My goal is to make myself more important to God here on this earth. Not for selfish gain but to fulfill my destiny and produce maximum fruit.