“If we could just stop, and change our perspective from,
‘what’s in it for me’ to, ‘what’s in me I can give?’
I believe, we would understand how to appreciate and be grateful more for this incredibly wonderful this gift called life . (i.e. gf-2015)
We are instructed, that we are not to conform (be like, take on) the ways of this world, but instead, through the renewing of our minds, transform toward that which is good and acceptable to God. His ways set us free from self and the prideful wanting of the way of this world.
Outward focus draws us nearer to our ‘real’ purpose on earth, to show up daily, ready to breathe his presence and be alive in every moment, emitting (shining from within to without) His light into the darkness. This is the very essence of your purpose, to go into all the world…….
Today, we can walk His light, be of service, live thankful for the breath He gives and give out (emit, shine) the incredible love, the light of God.
As you give – from within to without – you will be ever filled, topped up, overflowing, and satisfied.
Not seeking ‘what’s in it for me’, but knowing full well, ‘it is in you to give’
1 John 2:15 The Message
Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
Romans 12:2 AMP
Do not be conformed to this world this age, fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs, but be transformed, changed by the entire renewal of your mind, by its new ideals and its new attitude, so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.
Have an incredibly God Focussed Day