The End of Not Me

Posted By on March 16, 2011

Self sacrifice does not come easily to our naturally selfish natures and is not encouraged in our “Me-First ” culture. It is, however, a virtue and discipline that must be learned and practiced – and the sooner the better. To be like Christ we must die to self, and there we find true joy.  Here are some wonderful words of wisdom from an oldest sister over at Raising Homemakers (applicable to mothers too) on this subject.  As a side note, I am the oldest of 8 and can definitely say that all the investments made in those little brothers and sisters lead to rich pay off when they grow up a bit. My younger siblings have become my dearest friends.

That’s what I am. That’s the radical expression of the radical grace I’ve been shown—a slave to Christ, a handmaid to His will. And my domain is my home. This is something I’ve been trying to pound into my head, my heart, my life: There is never a task that is “not mine.” There is never an excuse to say, “That’s not my job.” There is never a minute of my life that is completely my own. Why? If I am surrendered, than I am all Christ’s—and interruptions become divine calling.

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About The Author

Jennifer McBride is the blessed wife to Steve and the mother of 8 children, ages 13-2. She is also the editor of the book "Queen of the Home" - currently being revised and updated. In her sparest of spare moments she operates, a website dedicated to proclaiming the honor, nobility and power of Biblical womanhood.


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