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A quote...

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience
with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own
imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--
every day begin the task anew.
--St. Francis of Sales, 17th Century Bishop of Geneva

End obsession with SELF

Ending the Obesession with Self

“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30

Have you ever considered how much time you think about yourself? Do you wander by a mirror and catch a quick glance? Do you browse fashion magazines and imagine for hours how you would look in some snazzy new outfit? Have you ever thought about how many of your sentences begin with “I” or end with “me”? The obsession with self starts early. Moments after birth, the self demands its own way. A baby will scream, pout or keep his parents awake for hours at night asserting his obsession with self. Have you ever wondered why it is that your parents never had to teach you how to be selfish? For most, no matter what the issue, life seems to revolve around answering the question, “What do I get out of this?”

One of the most compelling sermons I ever heard was given years ago by the former president of Moody Bible Institute, Joe Stowell. The sermon I heard hit me at the core of my being. He said, “One d…