*Confidence in God;
*Dependence on God, on His abilities and provision;
*A life focused on God and His activity;
*A humility before God;
*Denial of self;
*Seeking first the kingdom of God, His righteousness;
*Seeking God's perspective on our circumstances;
*Holy and Godly living.
*Life focused on self;
*Pride in self and personal accomplishments;
*Seeking to be acceptable to the world and it's ways;
*looking at circumstances from a human perspective;
*self and materialistic living.
(taken from Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby)
As I read over these lists it became so obvious to me how since I was very small child the world was filling my head with self-centered living. And I have to admit, on a daily basis I still get them intertwined. As I look around me and see people struggling, see people hurting, see people lost- and they cannot understand why. We are naturally self-centered people, but in living that way we will never find true happiness. It is only when we make the decision -as in DECIDE to live EVERY DAY-letting God be the center of our lives that we will finally have true inner peace and happiness. What are you going to choosing to fill your world with?