Monday, August 5, 2013

Characteristics of a Christian Woman: Selflessness

Selflessness... One who puts others first, one who is the opposite of selfish.

A biblical perspective... One who puts God first & His will for your life over your own selfish desires & ways.

How many of us take things into our own hands to get it done on our own time because well, we are women & know what is best? This is our selfish desires winning us over. It's time to put God first, be selfless on purpose for Him.

I used to get up every morning before my family would wake up & get in His Word, whether that be a chapter, a verse, a study, whatever it was. I did it. Lately I have flip flopped, I stay up late (mostly because my husband is a night owl... <--- A selfless act toward my husband) & I don't get to get up early anymore. Okay it's not that I don't get to, it's I am too tired to even think about getting up beforemy family now.

But lately... I have heard God whisper in my ear; what happened to our morning time? What happened to you getting up before you start your day & put Me first above all, before you walk out into a world that's in love with itself? 

My selfish ways I thought, really? But I spend so much time in the Word before I go to bed, more than I was when I was getting up in the morning with You.

Then this morning I finally got my answer... Tiffany, spend time with Me this morning to put my Word in your heart before the world drains you. Clear as day. So what did I do? I rolled over in bed silently grabbed my Bible & opened it up & began to read. Read before a noise in my house was made.

Matthew 6:33 The Voice -- Seek first the kingdom of God & His righteousness.

God wants the best for us & He knows what is best. So when will we stop thinking we know what is best for our lives & let Him take control over it?
God also instructs us to be selfless with others too. As women, we may tend to almost always do this as wives & mothers, but sometimes we can be selfish in our actions & getting things done our own way. Next time you are doing something for someone else, ask yourself, am I do this to please myself or the other person? Am I doing this act out of love?

Philippians 2:4 NASB -- Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

See more Characteristics of a Christian Woman below.
Listener // Obedient // Humble // Modest

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE being selfless towards my husband but I thought I was just doing it to be a good Godly wife but looking back at a few things I noticed I like doing things my way. Thank you for showing me a new way to look at being selfless and that not all my selfless acts are really selfless!