Humble people don’t think less of themselves; they just think of themselves less. – C.S. Lewis
We are a society of selfish people. And you are probably shaking your head and agreeing whole-heartedly thinking about that arrogant, selfish co-worker or the selfish neighbor down the street. You’ve seen selfish people at the mall who whip in front of you almost causing a crash to get the parking spot up front.
We see selfish people on TV and read about selfishness with the rich and famous. We see people who only think of themselves and what is best for their career or their lives no matter who they hurt or who they step on as they climb the ladder of success.
Yep……….we are shaking our head in agreement and shaking our head in disgust right now! Those terrible, awful, selfish people.
But STOP! At times we are some of those people. We, too think a little higher of ourselves than we should. We get caught up in what we want and what others can do for us!
For example: While at a restaurant and the food takes a little longer than we think it should – “where is our food? This is crazy”. While at the checkout at a retail store – “they should have more lines open this time of day.” When going to a party – “why in the world did they have it this weekend? It’s so hot outside. Why did they have a party this far out of town?”
It’s not about US! The world does not revolve around what’s best for us and most comfortable in our schedule and our way of thinking. We really need to quit thinking so much about ourselves and start thinking about the needs of others.
Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
I challenge you today to do one thing for someone else and one LESS thing for yourself. Sacrifice a little. Be intentional!! Holding a door for someone because you always do it is a nice gesture but I challenge you to go further and be intentional. One Christian radio station has a “Thursday Drive-Thru Challenge” encouraging you to pay for someone’s meal behind you in a drive-thru and tell the clerk to tell the person you were doing a kindness act for the Lord that day.
Do you know how many people you could touch by doing this one act?! And then maybe that person would do the same. And like the Clairol® commercial – “and so on and so on”.
We can make a difference one thought – one selfless thought at a time!! Do it today!!! I triple dog dare you………….QUIT THINKING (about yourself) ……..YET START THINKING (about someone else)!