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Get Over Yourself, Seriously!

Some days, I really hate social media. I mean I HATE IT! And I hate it for a very specific reason: it makes the self-seeking and self-serving even worse than they were to begin with. Every day, someone I know posts an opinion that they get super offended if challenged. Every day, someone posts as if they are the center of all the universe. Every day it makes us more and more narcissistic if we’re too weak willed to see how selfish and self-serving our posts are. On social media, I’ve lost friends over an opposing viewpoint, not expressed angrily, or in any mean way, simply because it opposed their position. I’ve seen relationships end over misunderstanding of words, and I’ve seen people sing further and further into extreme self-centeredness.

This isn’t just an internet problem, I know. It’s not just a social media problem; it’s been our problem since we first decided to stop listening to the voice of God. The problem I have is we just seem to create tools to make it worse and worse. And, most heartbreaking of all, it is exactly this self-centeredness that leads us further and further away from God. When we think we are the center of the universe, we see no need from God. Well, one might say, what’s wrong with that? I don’t need God, they might say. That may be true for a time, but the more godless we become, the further our society tries to distance itself from religious (Biblical) truth, anthropologists say society crumbles. People crumble. Families crumble. When we are at the center, we fall, fail, get anxious, get depressed, angry, butter, and all sorts of things.

So, get over yourself! Seriously! Get over yourself! And I will, too. We’re not equipped to handle receiving worship, and the worship we demand only makes us worse than we were before. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Follow Jesus. As His love pours in to you, it flows from you in to others, and, no matter your circumstance, peace, and joy, and contentment may be found within His will. There is no other pathway to peace but Him. He knows you inside and out, and loves your soul, even to the point of His own death.

Romans 8:1-17

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. or to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

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