Today, I caught myself aimlessly traveling from one store to the next, looking, searching amongst various products of the stores, not looking for anything in particular. Store after store, walking between hundreds of isles, there wasn’t anything specific I needed. Instead, I found things I’d like to have. But torn all the while, putting things back, picking them back up again, then finally leaving them behind, I juggled items the entire day. With an initial goal in mind, I found myself getting side tracked, seeking out my own interests and “so called” needs.
It’s interesting because it took me a while to think about something to write about today and this was a perfect metaphor. All our lives, we look here and there for answers. We expect things to go our way because we’ve put in the time and effort. But all the while, we’re aimlessly traveling around with no purpose, with no goal in mind, besides pleasing ourselves. And life isn’t about that at all. We’re not here to please ourselves. We weren’t created in His eyes to go to bed every night, “well, what did I do for myself today?” “Did I do all I can to please myself today?”
Everything isn’t about us, but for Him who died for us. We’ve been sold to think of ourselves first. But, this concept is the farthest from what really matters. Ditch selfishness and adopt selflessness. The more and more we forget about our own interests and wants, the better off we will be!