My selfie (me, not a self-made pic of me) gets me in trouble

“Me” is a tiny word that can cause treMEndous problems. An effective way to make yourself unhappy is to go through life continually asking, “Am I happy now?

A missionless life is often unhappy. If you really want to pursue happiness, it’s best not to drag self-focus along with you.

Without self-inflicted pain and torment, we’d all be much happier. True self-love exercises self-restraint, self-control, self-discipline, and self-denial, to avoid self-torment and self-destruction.

Self-pity makes itty bitty things look like monsters. However, to lose sight of self (even for a few moments) is to experience amazing liberation!

Self-seeking is like a dog chasing it’s tail. Self-forgetfulness in a great cause is like a dog on a fox hunt.

The key to stop stressing: Self-focus is depressing but Christ-focus is refreshing. Don’t ask, “What’s in it for me?” Ask, “Am I in it for Christ?” I’ve found that the best thing I can do for my own peace and joy is to forget about myself and focus on closely following the risen Jesus.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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