For 2020, how about less focus on self and more on others?

Posted By on December 29, 2019


While looking forward to this week, I was reminded by a tweet,  that my thought process has been too centered on self in anticipation of celebrating our family Christmas on New Year’s Day. I focused on finishing my Christmas woodworking project gifts (more later) and wrapping of presents. I’ve also been looking forward to picking up our granddaughter Annalyn this weekend (as she’ll be staying with us for a few days). I know it is very grandfatherly and understandably “human,” but inside, I knew my mindset wasn’t right.

As Christians, we are part of “a large house,” and our purpose is  more than enjoying and pleasing ourselves …  or wallowing in self pity and feeling insignificant. We have a much greater calling … and with a little effort, as “ambassadors for Christ, we can make an difference in the life of someone else.  For some, pursuing that purpose may impact “the World,” for othersWeAreChristsAmbassadors it “may be the World to just one person.”

As we close this decade and start another, let’s make it our purpose “to be the world” to someone else.

“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”

–2 Timothy 2:20-21


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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