Tuesday, March 16, 2010

~Dare Three~ Love is not selfish

So far all devotions have rang very true to me. Remember how I talked in last night's recap about how I took from the lesson to not do things for a reward but out of the goodness of my heart? I must have read the author's mind because that is exactly what today is about.

It talks about how we tend to just look out for ourselves at times and how even our seemingly good deeds have ulterior motives. And I know for a fact that we all are guilty of that. There are very few people in the world that are completely unselfish in every way and in all their actions. I can't think of a single person right now that would fit that description. Can you?

The book's author wants us to answer the following questions for ourselves:

Do I truly want what is best for my partner?
Do I want them to be loved by me?
Do they believe I have their best interest at heart?
Do they see me as looking out for myself first?

Just like we have the challenge of loving someone that is selfish (Hmmmm, I wonder why he took out the trash/made dinner/bought me flowers?) we need to remember and be willing to admit that we do the same thing.

So in today's spirit, continue to not say anything negative to your spouse, go out and get your spouse something 'just because'. It doesn't have to be anything big or expensive. It can be something you made yourself like a Thank You card. Just get your partner that little gift that says 'I have been thinking of you today'

1 comment:

Jules said...

I think this blog is going to be very intersting. (not just day 3 but the whole love dare.) I look forward to following this.

Oh, and I love the colors of your blog too. :)

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