Joy vs. Selfishness
Jut to give u a Spiritual check with my life I am gonna be perfectly honest. I have yelled at God more than I have praised Him lately. Not because He hasn't been good to us but because I havent been paying attention.
I have been to caught up with things that are "going wrong": our cars breaks went. I havent made any real friends yet. Dan works all the time, I cant find a Job. I feel inadequite and like a failure at everything I try to accomplish.
Did u notice how many times the word "I" was mentioned? The thing is guys is that when trials come (which if they havent already they are about to) you have a couple choices. you can be like me and sit there and yell at God for "not being fair" or you can brace yourself in the hope that you are about to be blown away with Gods blessing and His favor. You can be Selfish OR you can have Joy! (choose Joy)
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5:16-21)