by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - Miserable or Happy?
We are constantly bombarded in society today that we must take time for ourselves. Mothers are encouraged to take time for self-pampering. Does this make them happy? Unfortunately, no. I find that women who are so concerned about having time for themselves are usually more miserable than those who forget about themselves in the joy of serving their family.
It is a God-given principle that never fails to work. When we try to pamper self we lose our life. When we lay down our own life to serve others, we find our life. Jesus said in Mark 8:35, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.”
In fact, when Peter tried to pamper Jesus and advise him not to go to Jerusalem and face suffering and death, Jesus rebuked him, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s” (Matthew16:23 NLT).
Pouring out your life in self-serving love for your family will not impoverish you; it will empower you.
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