my new dawn

can do

Posted on: January 8, 2010

“The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.”

Elizabeth Bowen

I believe Elizabeth Bowen’s quote is part of what the Bible is talking about when God says we are to die to self. When we have humility we can be real enough to look at ourselves honestly and say “I need to do better in this area” or “I need to improve in that area.” That means being willing to let the old ‘YOU’ go so you can become the new ‘YOU’. But for that to happen, the old ‘YOU’ has to ‘die’.

We also know this is a Godly attitude because God tells us in the Bible that He expects us to use the talents and gifts He has given us. He expects our lives to bear fruit as we live and walk in faith. So God tells us the seed must die so the tree can grow. To desire to be a better person is definitely not self centered; it is God centered!


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