Concern for the Lost and Needy

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many people assume that life is a competition. As Charles Darwin concluded, a “survival of the fittest.” That we must fight, or be trampled by others. This spirit can drive us to being consumed by ourselves, and can lead to selfishness and greed.

Armed with this attitude, some justify anything to get ahead, or gain an advantage. They willingly distort and lie, deceive and manipulate.

Even Christians can be trapped into this attitude. We can stop trusting God. Just thinking like the world, we can become willing to compromise our convictions. But the Bible reminds us that our primary focus should be to please and trust God. To remember that if we seek first His Kingdom, we have no reason to worry. We can be confident that He will provide all our needs (Matthew 6:33).

The Bible tells us that God looks for people who have this level of trust. Who are concerned more about His Kingdom than personal rewards. Who stand for eternal values, ready to fight for what is right. Who are moved with compassion for Souls, the lost, and the needy.

Today, ask God to give you His perspective on your life, and the world. Ask Him to free you from pride and selfishness. Ask Him to give you a greater concern for righteousness and truth. Ask Him to give you a burden for souls and help you to be more concerned about reaching the lost. Ask Him to help you be less concerned about yourself, and more concerned about using the resources He has given you to meet the needs of others.