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weightsandwedges Love is not selfish -- Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. -- Romans 12:10 -- We live in a world that's enamored with "self". The culture around us teaches us to focus on our appearance, feelings, and personal desires as the top priority. The goal, it seems, is to chase the highest level of happiness possible. The danger from this kind of thinking becomes apparent when inside a relationship. If there were ever a word that means the opposite of love, it is selfishness. It's a trait we hate in other people, but can seemingly justify in ourselves. Why do we have such low standards for ourselves, but high expectations for our counterparts? The answer is a painful pill to swallow - we are all selfish. But, love "does not seek its own" - 1 Corinthians 13:5 - Loving couples are bent on taking good care of the other flawed human they chose to share a life with. True love looks for ways to say yes. The ironic aspect of selfishness is that even a generous action can be selfish if the motive is to gain bragging rights or to receive reward. You make decisions either out of love for others or love for yourself. Sometimes you will need to say no to what you want, and yes to what others want. Love leads to inner joy. Nobody knows you as well as your other half, and that means no one will be quicker to recognize change when you start sacrificing your own selfish wants and wishes. If you find it hard to sacrifice your own desires, then you may have a deeper problem with selfishness. Whether you like it or not, you have a reputation in the eyes of those around you. Determine to be the first to demonstrate real love. "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves" - Philippians 2:3 - whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It's hard to care for something you're not investing in. Do something that says "I was thinking of you". 14min

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Slumber Νικος Τ.
nikoststs Αποτυχια ειναι να μην προσπαθησεις #dreams---->#reality #panellinies2015 14min

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