Four Reasons Why Serving Others Can Make You Resentful

Mary and Martha, challenges of Christian service, bad attitudes

Some days I’m a Martha. I can Martha myself into a frenzy, whipping my to-do list like a weapon. That rumpled scrap of paper, filled with both the meaningful and the mundane, feels heavy in my hand. Thinking through the commitments of the week, inward pressure builds, as resentment grates against my good intentions.

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Simple Ways to Beat Selfishness

Selfishness can be an uncomfortable topic. We want to think we are better than the pettiness of selfish actions and attitudes. It’s so easy to point the finger at others when we start chatting about selfishness, right? Yesterday I realized things I was upset about really came down to…being too caught…

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It’s Simply Not About the Fish or the Work

So many times I have read this familiar story, focusing on the work and the fish. I have often approached this story from the perspective of God’s provision and ability. It’s easy to get enamored with the big catch. I’ve done that. I’ve asked God to enter my boat and I’ve trusted Him for results with work that seems fruitless.

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