Be More, Do More, Want More
This is the tug-of-war we face daily: or at least I do. Will I choose to have more or give more? Maybe I choose both...."A person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people." Romans 2:29b Don't say yes to someone just to impress them or so they will like you put God first priority every day.
Surrendering our hearts to God takes an action and courage on our parts. Will I choose to die to self today and live for God? Will I surrender all and invite the Holy Spirit to run this ship? Most of the time honestly I don't...I like being in control, being the driver even knowing that I've driven into trouble more than enough....I admit it I'm stubborn it takes me a few times around the desert ok maybe a few hundred times, I'm a hot mess people it's true! We are all selfish by nature, back to the beginning with Adam and Eve and if that doesn't resonate with you take precious children if you have any then you know what I'm saying they are selfish and are constantly getting into stuff and need correction, protection, and discipline or discipleship just like us all and we are God's children. We need God's instructions just like our children need us to teach them the right way from the wrong way.