In my whole life, I can never recall a time when my ego was determined to do anything that had, as its primary purpose, the objective of bringing God pleasure. Its persistent resolve has been self-centered. Even the good I have wanted to do had the underlying motive of gaining an advantage for my benefit and gain.
I am so grateful that the Lord has brought me to the awareness that I have never been, nor will I ever be, anything but a slave. Everything I was doing for my own pleasure was because of my slavery to sin.
When Jesus set me free from that bondage, I started to make a transition and I have been progressively becoming a slave to righteousness. The only things that are of any eternal value in my life are the things God does through me as the Holy Spirit leads me.
As a citizen of God’s Kingdom, I really don’t have any rights. Instead, I have a responsibility to live every moment in absolute surrender to the Lord. At the end of each day I am still an unprofitable servant. Whatever work I do that amounts to anything is the work God accomplishes through me because, apart from Him, I can do nothing.
The good news is that when I am yielding to Him, His river of life flows and I am able to experience authentic love, peace and joy.