I am selfish. No matter how many selfless acts I perform, at the core of who I am is a selfish person. This can be deceptive because on the suface, it can appear that I am very selfless and giving.
I recently wrote this note and put it next to my computer. Every morning when I wake up, I want to see this. I want to be reminded that the only way to fully live in Christ is to be dead to myself.
In less than 7 weeks I will be a married man. The true test of dying to myself is how I interact with my wife. In marriage, there’s no hiding from my selfish ways. I can’t put on a humble act for awhile and then come home and be a different person. I have to die daily…all day.
I’m confident that there will be days that I don’t measure up. I know I can’t be a great husband in my own strength. I’ll run out of gas pretty quickly. But if I die to my selfish ways every day and live in the the power of Christ, He can teach me how it’s done.
Will a post-it note give me the strength to die to myself daily? Probably not. But if I’m reminded to look to Christ every morning, then that’s a good start.
What would you write on your post-it note?