I heard this line in a song this morning and can't seem to get it out of my head. Forgive me for not knowing the name of the song but it is taking me a while to get used to some of the new Christian songs that I wasn't always used to listening to. The line simply says this: "Sometimes I've got to be the sacrifice."
Wow, that really hit me deep. I know I am guilty many times over of thinking selfish thoughts and thinking that my thoughts or ideas have to be used like they are better than anyone elses. Or if I'm not the one who came up with the idea then it isn't as good as mine would be or something. Like everything is one big competition or something. Yeah, I struggle with this kind of thinking and I'm admitting it. But isn't that the first step in trying to fix a problem? Having to first realize that I have a problem and then finding the ways to fix it?
So when I heard that line in the song this morning I really started thinking about all the times in my life when I felt like I was being really selfish. And in all honesty some of the times could have been done in the best of intentions but again it was done in ways that were selfish.
So what does it take to fix a problem like this? Self sacrifice is the only answer I can think of. I once heard someone say, "You would be amazed at all the things you could accomplish if you didn't care who got the credit for it." It seems like I would have learned something from this simple but true quote.
Do any of you struggle with thoughts or feelings like this?