God has absolutely been smacking me over the head lately with how selfish i am, and let me tell you, it's been a hard reality to face. i am a naturally selfish person. you know how there are some people that just seem to have something built into them that makes them go out of their way to be there for others and help in whatever way they can? that is not me.
on Sunday night, at our Young Life small group, we talked about where we want to be in terms of our relationships with friends, family and God by the end of summer, and by the time we
after determining where we want to be, we thought more about how to get there. this is my solution: operation selfless, a series of 30-day challenges geared toward pushing me outside of this comfortable "me" bubble i've been chillin' in.
lucky for hubs, the first challenge that i felt was placed on my heart was to cook a homemade meal for 30 days. there have been so many nights that i think, "i'm tired and i've worked hard. i'm entitled to a break. Eric can surely fend for himself." with my eyes on the Lord, i am choosing to see cooking for my husband as an opportunity to serve the Lord and show Eric Christ's love through an act that he is incredibly appreciative of. whoever originally said "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" was absolutely right.
i will be blogging about this process, although i have plans to show myself grace if i don't blog every day. i also want to make this fun and still be able to use this as a creative outlet, so along with meals, i still plan to feature fashion, crafting, the pups and other things i love.
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3