Difficult situations have a way of revealing the heart. Extreme financial pressure, a broken family relationship, or the death of a loved one may be a crisis to one person while to another it’s an opportunity to prove the power of God’s Word.
You can’t control what everybody else does, but you can control yourself. When bad things happen, are you going to fall apart like a two-dollar suitcase, or are you going to stand up straight, cast your cares upon Jesus, and look for others who might need your help?
What’s the difference? That’s the question Andrew answers in his teaching Self-Centeredness: The Source of All Grief. Using Proverbs 13:10 as a foundation, he clearly teaches how two people facing the same set of pressing circumstances can respond very differently. Being self-centered can make following Jesus more difficult and can even keep you from being obedient to God and walking in His fullness.