I was reviewing one of our daughters Harvard final papers yesterday and this was a quote from it that I cannot get out of my mind.
It is easier to be in control than to truly love and invest in relationships and the
betterment of others.
I found this very convicting.
I find myself leading most of the time - both and work and in other various community involvements.
When you lead and when you are very busy there isn't much time left to really know people, and sometimes I like it that way. How sad that must make God.
And then I must look at the second half of the quote betterment of others...except for my family and close friends I don't know if I have the betterment of others foremost in my mind. Or even as an intention that would affect my decision making.
How do you live for the betterment of others - by truly loving them. And truly loving them means you put them before yourself.
I have probably learned more about how God really wants me to live this year than all the other years of my life. Cambodia caused a great deal of change in my understanding of God's Word and it just figures, the older I get the more I learn from my kids!