"Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]” Philippians 2:4-5 AMP
The world we live in is consumed with greed; many people I meet are more interested in "me, myself and I” than other people. Promotion means competing against someone else for that position; it’s "dog eat dog!" The problem is, when life becomes self-seeking and self-serving, then you become the only person who matters.
Thankfully I learned there is another way to live; when I got married I soon realised that I had to think about another person's needs and interests. It certainly did take a few years to get used too, especially sharing my bank account! Then the kids came along and after 4 wonderful beauties, I have known so much blessing in giving all that I have to make sure they have everything.
When I read this verse, I get really excited as living like this helps move me towards being more like Jesus. He is the perfect example of never once thinking of self. Jesus totally gave of himself to others, which ultimately led to his death on the cross!
Take time this week look for ways to encourage others, ways to give your time or help in some way. I once read a saying that has stuck with me, "By helping others get to where they want to be, you'll automatically get where you want to be!"
A saying that symbolises the very heart of Jesus! Amen to that!