Monday, October 22, 2012


I'm not saying that there aren't struggles. I see them every single day as I walk through the hallways at my school. It isn't that I think that private school is better than public school, but what an amazing opportunity. I walk into my school every day not judged for the way I want to lay down myself for Christ. I'm not persecuted. There are some who are not so fortunate. I started to question myself though, not because I think that the environment I'm in is bad, but because its almost too good. We look at one another and we see each others works: how this person gave out meals yesterday, how that person is leading a bible study, how that guy invited the outsider at church to go play basketball, and how that girl gave advice to some freshmen. But is that what it's all about? I'm not saying these are bad things. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm just challenged to think isn't there more? What is out motivation?

Don't think I'm insane but I'm going to answer my own question. We do these things because of our love for people. Where does that love come from? It's simple. Because our the overflow of God's love for us, we have compassion and love others.

It's so easy to forget that. I constantly have to check my motives and some times I let things slip through the cracks...

I hope that my motivation will always be that God loved me so much that I can't help but want to love other people. Maybe God would be able to use all of us more if we laid aside our selfish ambitions. Maybe we would see that we are made for more.
Laying Down Myself
Kenzie Mason
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

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