“Tell me, what’s the matter? How can I help you? What do you need?” And the immediate response of our ‘me first’ generation is to dish out our personal life messes to one listening ear after another. Oh we love sympathy, don’t we?
Narcissism in psychiatric terms is a personality disorder where patients have an overestimation of their appearance and abilities. There is an excessive need for admiration.
Some of us want recognition any way we can get it, and if it is for our troubles, well, with that we are content. What if we stopped whining about our sad life and instead moved into Paul’s realm of contentment? Hepurposed to walk through everything that came his way with a Christ-like attitude.
Philippians 4:11-13- Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (KJV).
Prayer: Lord, forgive us for taking ourselves and our listeners to a negative place. May we instead brighten lives with stories of Christ and what He does for us every minute of the day. Amen.