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The average person who claims to believe in God (as does the vast majority in America) is too preoccupied with himself to give God much time or serious thought.

    Author: Dave Hunt

The man who is out to possess his possessions will soon discover that there is no easy way to victory. The highest values in life must be fought for and won.

    Author: Duncan Campbell

Babies by nature are completely selfish. They think only of themselves and their own needs. They are incapable of giving; they can only receive. That is immature thinking. Unfortunately, many people never grow beyond that kind of thinking.

    Author: Rick Warren

The greatest mistake any Christian can make is to substitute his own will for the will of God.

    Author: Harry Ironside

I see too many people who are trying to exercise in faith who do not have a relationship with God. The only time they come to God is when they are in dire need in perilous circumstances and they look to Him to get them out of the crises--but they have not built the infrastructure of relationship up under their faith--they are just using God because their in trouble.

    Author: T.D. Jakes

God loves us too much to indulge our every whim.

    Author: Max Lucado

Abide in Jesus, the sinless One - which means, give up all of self and its life, and dwell in God's will and rest in His strength. This is what brings the power that does not commit sin.

    Author: Andrew Murray

How could we enjoy heaven if during our lifetime we had used most of our time, treasure, and talents for ourselves and our select group?

    Author: Daniel Fuller
    Source: The Unity of the Bible

To pretend to homage to God, and intend only the advantage of self, is rather to mock Him than worship Him.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

To choose a career on selfish grounds is probably the greatest single sin that any young person can commit, for it is the deliberate withdrawal from allegiance to God of the greatest part of time and strength.

    Author: William Temple

If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there.

    Author: William Temple

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