A self-centered person has trouble sharing life with others because their agenda, their time and efforts are all wrapped up in furthering their own kingdom.
Even if your kingdom is working for God.
It took me quite awhile to see this, but my own efforts to do ministry sometimes keeps me from doing things I know God has called believers to do. No matter how many bible studies I prepare, it doesn't fulfill my own need to study. No matter how many services and meetings I attend, I still need to find time to be available to share life, first with Him (spending time in prayer), with my family, then church family, friends and loved ones.
I'm still figuring all this out. What it looks like to me is that I need to find a way to share my most precious commodity ... time.
5 Minute Friday is now hosted by Kate at the blog "heading home." This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.