Let me begin with a little squirrel talk. Our dog, Jack, loves to chase squirrels and yet has never caught one. He never loses his love for the chase but I wonder if he gets frustrated with himself?
I think we can often recognize when we lose our patience with others, but do we see the extra needed patience with ourselves? Someday, I want to just run out the door on a moment's notice without a checklist of health issues. If I am impatient with myself, it usually comes back to bite me. Like if I ignore a cough before going somewhere, it'll get worse and cause me to leave early. Patience with myself has been learned, but yet never mastered. Waiting is better than rushing, or so I have found.
I am overwhelmed by God's patience with me. I think we should be understanding with our flaws and imperfections within us because God is.
Many people don't know what 'dying to self'' means, so I thought this was a good list of examples to share. Not one of us can master all of these, but we can try to be better at them. Our world is too often a ''me'' society but that's not how it was meant to be. ''Love one another'' is about thinking and putting others before yourself.
Jesus is the greatest example of dying to self. He literally did die on the cross for you and me and the whole world that He loved. God became flesh to show us how much He loves us.