By Gary Kendall
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Jesus said my purpose is to
give them (you) a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT
From birth forward it feels right
to look out for self but I believe there is a better way. Hi, my name is Gary
Kendall and I’m living backwards or so it seems.
We find it necessary at the
beginning of life to look out for self. It is part of self preservation. Then
it is natural as we grow to want to please ourselves. We all do it. It is a
part of self discovery. Let’s just admit it, we are born with a bent toward
At some point along the way, what
it healthy and natural in the beginning becomes pervasive. Before, until before
I know it, it is all about me. I want to have it my way and you do too. As the
song says, You can’t please everyone so you got to please yourself.
So initially to follow Jesus, may
seem backwards. But for as much as it feels right to serve self there is
disquiet in your soul that says, You were made for more. The truth is: You were
created in the image of God. He put a part of Himself in you. You were created
for relationship with Him.
Once you experience the richness
of this life with Him you will decide that doing life on your own is what is
backwards. You will discover that living for self is ultimately shallow. But
when you live for a purpose greater than self, you will discover true life.
Tomorrow I want to share a
humorous story that illustrated this truth for me. You can find the story in
Chapter 1 of the book, backwards: Created to live SENT
Week 1, Living SENT, Day 1, Devo