This brings me to my thoughts for today. "Why do we live like the world revolves around us?" Now don't get me wrong, I am as egocentric as they come. I want my way first and formost, but I have learned that I don't always get my way. There are those with whom I am associated that seem to think it is their world and we live in it. Every inch of space in their lives must be in their control or at least dominated by them. If it does not fall in line, there is havoc and unrest within their lives which leads to conflict over trivial issues.
There are some others who because they can't control their own situations, try to cause strife for others. this is also an egocentricity that I cannot seem to fathom. Why not let a sleeping dog lie? I have enough troubles without someone trying to generate more.
I guess it comes down to a few statements that ring true. Solomon said, "A brother is born for adversity." This can be a relative or someone close that may steer off course. These are the ones that we once said, "They're not happy unless everybody is misserable." It has to be sad to be so self-consumned that one hiccup turns our world on its end. The Apostle Paul said, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." That's where I want to be. "Content!" Sounds kind of nice doesn't it. I know where contentment comes from. It is not me or mine, but His. When Jesus is all you need then you have more that you could ever want.
My prayer is that we will all examine ourselves to make sure that when our "id" tries to exert its ego, then we will crucify the flesh and yield to Christ will.
Til next time, remember, It's not your world. Enjoy the view from the journey and ride safe.