“And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” – Luke 12:19
The root of greed is selfishness. It is the idea of thinking about just you alone and not the need of others. Life is not about what we eat, drink, wear or acquire for ourselves, but more about the lives we touch and the impact we make along the way. If you are living the blessed life and the people around you have never enjoyed a part of your blessing, you are not truly living a blessed but a self-life. The bible says, “for what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose his soul?” Nothing.
It’s not always about you. Constantly thinking in that direction, sets a person for destruction. Everything we have is from God anyways, so it is important to take a step out of ourselves, to see the reasons for which God has blessed us. We are extensions of God therefore the blessings He gives us must spread to everyone around us – being blessed means to be generous and selfless.
Confession: I am delivered from selfishness and self-centeredness. I am blessed and I will become a blessing.