Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Time to Change Obsessions?

My colleague, Pastor Glen VanderKloot, presented this in his daily emailed inspiration earlier today.
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In Dennis Waitley's Empires of the Mind Waitley reports that
although there are approximately 450,000 words in the English
language, about 80% of our conversations use only about 400 words.
The most common words in the English language are. . .

"I," "Me," "My," and "Mine."

What does that say about us?

Romans 8:6-8 The Message

Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end;
attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.
Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God.
Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God,
ends up thinking more about self than God.
That person ignores who God is and what he is doing.
And God isn't pleased at being ignored.

Lord, help me to be concerned less about me and more about
You and your will and the needs of others.
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