“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.