But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
-2 Corinthians 11:3
I am self-centered. We ALL are self-centered. Unfortunately that is a part of human nature, but we can change that. Sadly, we adopt the "me" mindset in our relationship with Jesus. Instead of simply praising Him and just talking to Him about life, we give Him a "grocery" list of what we want. We have all at one point or another asked God to give us that newest, latest gadget. God HAS promised to bless us, but the best blessings come when we trust Him to take care of us instead of treating Him like Santa Claus. Jesus needs to be first in our lives--that is ultimately how we will break free of the self-centered plague. Take a careful look at what you spend the majority of your time thinking and dreaming about. What do you pray about right now? Is it deepening your relationship with Jesus or is it hindering you from His true blessings? Never treat Jesus as "God-and"....meaning you place Jesus and everything else in your heart. Your heart should be consumed with Jesus Christ alone.
"Look for Jesus. Listen. When you study the Bible, look for Jesus in each thought and each verse, and talk to Him about what you find. When you worship, sing to Jesus Himself, not for those around you. When you serve others, serve as if you were serving the Lord Jesus Himself."