Saturday, March 23, 2013
Don't be SELFISH; don't try to impress others. Be HUMBLE, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
This is something that I am endeavoring to get better at. Sometimes it is hard not being selfish, not wanting our own way. Being selfish is not just a character trait of young children but often times it is a characteristic of many adults. Adults try to disguise it as something else but the bottom line is we are just selfish.
I also like verse 4 about not looking out for your own interests only but looking out for others. Sometimes in situations we have no idea what is actually happening behind the scenes and instead of thinking only about ourselves and how something may effect us maybe we should take a moment and think about how our decisions will effect others. Maybe we shouldn't complain and talk about things that we only think we have full information on. We don't always have access to all the information(and don't need too) but yet we are so quick to make rash decisions or judgements.
I am endeavoring to be careful and thoughtful when making a decision that could effect others. I am taking this scripture to heart and I am willing to think of others interests over my own. I am asking you to do the same.
Don't complain about a situation that you don't have all the details on but be helpful, encouraging, thoughtful, and prayerful about the situation instead. Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
Its easy in this world we live in to get caught up in the me and mine first attitude but what about the others? What will you do to make this scripture a reality in your life and not just words on a page?