Let’s be brutally honest for a second: We are all more interested in serving ourselves than serving others. At the core of who we there is a desire for selfish self-preservation rather than selfless-service to others.
But with that honesty, another confession another quickly follows: there is nothing more wearisome than trying to serve ourselves. We push and pull to get our way, we use people as stepping stools, and completed projects as trophy stands. But the striving in our own strength can wear any soul to the bone.
We must not forget that this life is all for not if it is not all for God. 1 Peter says, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers,and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Peter 1:24-25).
The accolades and compliments we receive from our own self-talk or others will waste away like dying grass. But when we live to preserve God’s purposes, we are spending our lives for something that will never fade.