It's Not All About You!!!

SELF ONLY INTEREST CHRISTIANS & LEADERS.

 

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr,

 

Christians, So-Family Members, So-Called Friends and People only call or contact you when they need something, Why is this?:

 

Self-centeredness is defined as immoderate concern with one’s own interests and well-being; self-love or egotism. The Word of GOD tells us “Believers who are self-centered aren’t able to please GOD” ( Romans 8:8, ). Self-centeredness is a sin because it leads to being devoted to self-gratification and overlooking other Believer's needs ( Romans 2:8 )( James 3:16 ). Self-centeredness and self-love are totally antithetical to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ in Scripture (1 Corinthians 13:4–7 ).

Looking out for our own interests is natural. In fact, Jesus uses our innate self-interest as a basis for gauging our love for others: “Love your neighbor as yourself” ( Mark 12:31 ). In other words, in the same way that you (naturally) love yourself, learn to love others. Our universe should be others-needs, not self-needs. As Apostle Paul puts it, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others” (Philippians 2:3–4). This command leaves no room for self-centeredness. But today's religions and Sunday's worship services is so full of Self Interest leaders and members. 

“Our Apostle Paul says it this way, When we were self-centered, the sinful passions aroused through the law were at work in all the parts of our body, so that we bore fruit for death” ( Romans 7:5, ). The NIV translates “self-centered” as “in the realm of the flesh.” By being self-centered or yielding to our sinful, fleshly natures, we are bearing fruit that results in death. It is ironic that putting oneself first leads to a destruction of oneself (see Luke 17:33).

 

Being focused on oneself usurps the biblical commands to love and care for our neighbors first which are our spiritual family ( John 13:34–35 ), to not pass judgment on others (Romans 14:13), to bear others’ burdens (Galatians 6:2), and to be kind and forgiving (Ephesians 4:32 ). Being self-centered is directly opposed to the clear command, “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others in Christ first” ( 1 Corinthians 10:24 ). There are many other similar commands calling for selfless sacrifice and service to others ( Romans 12:10 ) ( Ephesians 5:21 ) ( Galatians 5:26 ). Every act of self-love is rebellion against The Authority of GOD our heavenly Father. Self-centeredness is rooted in one’s fleshly desire to please self more than GOD and His offspring. In essence, it is the act of supplanting Christ Authority with one’s own ego.

Jesus strikes at the very heart of the sin of self-centeredness with this unequivocal declaration: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” ( Matthew 16:24 ). To deny oneself means letting go the material things used to gratify self. To deny oneself is to let go of selfish desires and earthly security and focus instead on the interests of God (Matthew 6:33). The mindset of “he with the most toys wins!” is seen for the fallacy it is. Denying oneself turns us from self-centeredness to GOD-centeredness. Self is no longer in charge; GOD is. Christ rules our lives.

We all have a tendency toward self-centeredness. But, though we are still in the flesh, Jesus Believers in Christ have GOD'S Holy Spirit residing within us ( 1 John 4:13 ). The question is, which will we allow to have control of our lives, the flesh or Christ very own Holy Spirit, in our bible it written,  ( Romans 13:14  ( 1 Peter 2:11 )  ( 1 John 2:15-16) ? Selfish preachers, Self-Serving- Christians, Self Interest Believers will Not be in heaven. Amen.

 

We Are Leading All Souls To Our Savior, The LORD Jesus Christ.

 

Be GOD'S Blessings!!!

 

Apostle James & Betty R Winfree Sr, Online Media Nations Love Fellowship Ministries.