Ed Young Television Devotional
Why Are We Here?
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14
When God created each of us, He designed us as someone special – an individual with certain talents and abilities that nobody else in the world has. But God did not create us this way so we could sit back and admire ourselves and serve our own personal desires. He created us to pursue the life that Jesus modeled for us – a life of service to others, ready to meet needs of others, unselfish and showing love for others.
The battle of selfishness vs. selflessness is a battle we each face every day. Selfishness says that the world is here to serve us. Selflessness says we are here to honor God and serve those around us. The world is watching to see which side we choose. Which one are you going to choose?
Thank God for creating you to be uniquely you. Then ask God to help you to avoid selfishness and to guide you along the path that He has for you and to be able to serve others.
Look around you for opportunities to serve someone today. It may be just simply offering your time and attention as you try to encourage someone who has been going through a tough time. Or you may realize that something you have can be used as a blessing to someone else whose needs are greater. Choose the side of selflessness today. And discover the purpose of your creation!
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