The Unholy Trinity?

woman kissing selfWhat is the unholy trinity? I have heard it identified as Satan, the Anti-Christ and a False Profit; it’s even been used on the popular TV Show Glee (which I have never watched; not finding much positive influence on TV these days, but that’s another article). What I am referring to is much simpler and much closer to home. I am referring to ME, MYSELF and I!

Our culture has made it very easy to get wrapped up in the unholy trinity, to be consumed with ourselves. Everything points to self-pleasure, self-gain and isolation from our fellow brothers and sisters. Within their first 15-20 years of life of many young people witness what they have come to believe is the way of the world; you have to look out for yourself because no one else will.

Many young adults I have spoken to recently, in my efforts to try to understand their thought processes and beliefs, simply tell me they only worry about themselves. Many don’t believe in marriage. “It’s pointless” one gentleman told me. But I immediately saw into his belief when he said “My parents got married, but they were both selfish and got divorced so what’s the point?” His intentions are to just “hook up” with young women; as many as possible with no commitment! Total self-centeredness. But who is to blame?

Kids are so wrapped up in computer games, X-Box and PlayStation, cell phones, iPods and iPads and they are losing their sense of reality; losing their ability to communicate with others; and most sadly their desire to look outside of themselves and allow their focus to be on the well-being of their friends, their neighbors, their siblings and people in general. The thing is most of these kids cannot purchase these things on their own; their parents have to make the purchases for them. I’m not saying these devices in and of themselves are evil, no more than I would say a gun is evil. It’s when these things are used in a way that is unhealthy; when we become obsessed with them and they consume our time and our thoughts. My children have some of these things but my wife and I are serious about controlling the amount of time they may use them or be exposed to them. We want them interacting with us and other human beings.

Sadly though many adults use these things as replacement “babysitters” for their children’s so they themselves may dive into whatever self-centered activities they have become addicted to.  I’m not proud when I say during the first few years of being a parent I see how I fell into this category, but I thank God I have been awakened to the fact not only was it harmful to my children, but it was disconnecting me from my Maker and from my fellow brothers and sisters.

Proverbs 18:1 says “An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.” Also Psalm 119:36 tells us, “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.” Scripture is filled with evidence of God’s desire for us to turn our focus outward toward others and not inward to ourselves. This scripture woke me up; Romans 2:8, “But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” YIKES! Not interested in wrath here; how about you?

Me Myself & IBeing self consumed can never bring us long-lasting peace, joy or happiness. The pleasure is short-lived because God did not create us to be alone and to ourselves. He created us to live together, in love and support of one another. When we get caught up in the unholy trinity, Me, Myself and I, we are turned from God’s plan for humanity, soon we begin to see the chaos we are now seeing unraveling in our country and in the entire world. There is a major lack of care when it comes to the value of life. We can turn this around if we will all commit and choose to pray for the unholy trinity to be lessened in our own lives and ask God to give us a heart of love and compassion for others. We didn’t get this way overnight but we can begin, NOW; TODAY to work on ourselves. If each of us works on becoming more for others and less for ourselves, then we will begin to see a world turning towards and living for the real, true and blessed trinity; The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! Can I get an AMEN?

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17 Responses to The Unholy Trinity?

  1. Another great post, Jeff. We equip our kids with the latest technology, but we definitely have left them ill-equipped in the important aspects of life that you mention. Going in the direction of merely satisfying Me, Myself and I takes us far away from the benefits of the direction of going inward and understanding ourselves in a meaningful way. We also disconnect from each other which creates every conflict under the sun. Thank you for your heart-felt message.

    • Donovan, as always I appreciate your nudges of confidence and affirmation of my efforts. I enjoy our conversations and discussions; your insights give me invaluable views that help me in my efforts. Thanks for being dialed in my friend!

  2. I have a slightly different take on the road to healing. Robert Holden says
    “No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”

    • Catherine, I do agree with you. One must love themselves above and beyond anything else; but my take is when our love for ourself becomes unhealthy in that we harm others in an effort to have personal gain. I believe we should always love ourselves, and work on becoming more so that we may be more valuable to those around us. Thanks for the response!

  3. The world is a constantly changing place. Values of days gone by remind us of this. Solution? Living with prayer and by example.

    • Well put Club Creative! Seems very simple doens’t it yet those important ways to live are getting swallowed up! Thanks for assisting in the reminder! 🙂 Appreciate the comment!

  4. Great post, Jeff. The current generation is the most self-absorbed generation ever, and yet it hasn’t resulted in happiness for them. I feel sorry for them. They search for peace and fulfillment in so many areas, when peace is only available through a relationship with Christ. I love the line in your article “God did not create us to be alone and to ourselves. He created us to live together, in love and support of one another.” Thanks so much. Blessings!

    • Amy, Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to comment. I agree with you 100%. Taking a look at the young people today makes me sad and the thing that saddens me the most is that we as adults have created it. Possible we are the ones that have gotten lazy. Regardless it is time we all fight to bring Christ back in to our families, our communities and our country! Thanks againg for the thumbs up!

  5. Nancy Kay says:

    Self-absorption appears to becoming an epidemic– how we show or don’t show thoughtfulness and consideration to others each day is the legacy we leave our children for better or worse.

    • Thanks so much for the comment Nancy! And well put calling it an epidemic; the great thing about an epidemic is that it can be cured and this epidemic can be cured with love! Thanks for the kind words!

  6. Cher says:

    Great post, I don’t like to think about the way the world is right now and how some people live and treat others, it makes me very sad.
    Best wishes
    Cher

    • I agree Cher. It is very sad to see how little so many people care about one another; but the good news is if enough of us begin injecting love into the world, things are sure to begin to change…..for the better! Always GREAT hearing from you. Thanks for the comment!

  7. Jeff, another great post and very, very thought provoking. You hit the nail right on the head with “Being self consumed can never bring us long-lasting peace, joy or happiness. ” Thank you!

    • Thanks for the kind compliment Melissa. Many of us learn the hard way as I know I do most of the time, but I believe it just takes time for many people to realize true happiness comes when we give of ourselves for the care and love of others! Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

  8. Scott says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jeff. Great post! I am reading Jeff Goins’ book “Wrecked,” and it is really challenging me to live this way.

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