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The Empty Self I believe that the empty self refers to the lack of Spiritual growth in the lives of todays Christians The absence of this maturity leaves Christians stranded without the proper tools to influence and impact their world and culture for Jesus Christ The empty self has four main characteristics of the empty self Individualism thinking about oneself without considering their role in the world around them Self-centeredness thinking only of oneself and forgetting everybody else Infantile ness being completely centered around how you look and feel Passiveness having to be entertained not being creative In the Bible we as Christians are taught to bring honor above all to God In all aspects of our life Whether it be with an attitude in a soccer game or when you tithe in church it all should be for the glory of God not yourself Individualism self-centeredness infant ness and passiveness only serve for one purpose to glorify oneself and by bringing praise to oneself how is a Christian going to show an accurate representation of who their God is If they continue to exhibit actions such as self-centeredness and individualism they cant It is impossible for a person to boast their God with words but through all actions lift up their own desires and wants In todays culture the lifting of oneself is encouraged It is encouraged through the media and every other aspect of the world in which we live Lift yourself up and you will doing society a favor they say Buy this and be happy someone else proclaims All you need is this and your life will have meaning says someone else When Christians fall into this line of thinking they are not only hurting themselves but society as well The Bible says that Christians are to be like salt in the world preserving it not helping it decay into oblivion faster We should show
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