Mine!—Seagull Syndrome

Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

Remember those ridiculous seagulls and their Pokémon-like vocabulary?


We laugh cause, quite frankly, it’s hilarious, but geeze Louise that sounds eerily similar to us humans. We’ve been born, bred and fed this entitlement mentality that our culture is screaming back at us that everything is about me. When is it MY turn? Where’s MINE?

I like to call it Seagull Syndrome. That’s right. I even got it approved by urbandictionary.com

The point I’m trying to drive home here is to remind you that:

 “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

The context here in I Cor 6:17-20 is specifically talking about controlling our bodies and fighting against sexual immorality.

“But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”

I said this yesterday but it bears repeating: God wants to bring you into union with Himself, but unless you are willing to give up your right to yourself, He cannot.

We need our desire to please God to be bigger than our desire to please ourselves.

When God see’s a believer He’s the one saying “Mine! That one’s mine!” As goofy as the saying is, we have to get rid of our Seagull Syndrome. We must yield to the desires of our flesh and give ourselves completely and fully over to God.


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