The other day I had a chance to share some of my spiritual thoughts with a group of people and it went over fine. Then I thought of more thoughts and shared them too. You see, that was the moment I took my eyes off the Lord and became self-centered. The result was that overall it looked like I was wandering from one topic to another. To be blunt about it, I messed up.
The lesson is that as long as we stay with the Lord, we should do fine; but if we decide to do our own thing, self-centeredness takes over. It's that simple. I might add that the difference is between glorifying God and serving ourselves. Learn to distinguish the two from each other.