We are selfish creatures. It is only by intentional effort we are able to put others before ourselves. Our entire culture revolves around the god of ME. We have more luxuries and entertainment available for ME than ever before. The enemy will do anything to keep us from investing in the body of Christ we are each a part of. He knows we can infinitely more together than we can apart, so he must keep us focused on me.
We must put extraordinary effort into doing what Christ has commanded us to do:
“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23
This is not a simple task. This is not a one-and-done task. This is a daily battle we must engage in to ensure the kingdom of God is our focus and the kingdom of ME does not take precedence.
The question is, what are you doing to battle the kingdom of ME? If the answer is nothing, there is a 100% chance the kingdom of ME is winning. We are naturally selfish creatures. Without intervention, we will always resort to caring for self and building the kingdom of ME over We.
If we hope to be people that can one day stand before the judge and hear the words, “Well done,” battling ME must be part of our prayer life, our daily disciplines, our discipleship journey, and so on.
Evaluate your daily rhythms today. Are you honestly putting in the effort necessary to ensure your kingdom of ME isn’t a higher priority than the Kingdom of God?