Don’t Be Self-centred
13th DECEMBER 2021
“Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].” [Philippians 2:3 AMPC]
In this generation of “self”, people hardly have time to look out for other people first. We are told to put our joy, pleasures, and needs first before other people. However, that is not what our saviour Jesus Christ said in Luke 9:23 “And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].”
As we are in a family, it means we must take our eyes off selfishness and start looking out for the good of others. Family means looking out for each other. No matter what season our brothers and sisters are in, we should always be there for them. If you are a self-centred person, it is difficult to see the needs of your brother or sister beside you, mainly because you are so focused on yourself.
We are called to be different from the world, to be the light, and we shine more in love, humility, and unity. God is willing to help us change from being self-centred to people who look out for the good of others if we are willing to obey the leading of His Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I pray that You change my mindset. Teach me Lord to be humble and to look out for others’ needs. Help me to recognise Your Spirit leading me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
Further Reading: John 15:13 / 1 John 3:16–17
Prophetic Declaration: Psalms 91