“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:1-8
Christ was the ultimate example of humility. Jesus put others before Himself; taking on the form of a servant. The KING of kings came to serve; not be served. Powerful. Yet society tells us to put ourselves first. “It’s all about me” is the motto. Forgetting about others; resulting in a lack of humility.
What if we served others before ourselves; putting their needs first? I believe it’ll change not only our perspectives but also our hearts.
Sometimes it might mean sacrificing an handbag to help a single mom keep the lights on in her home. It might mean rescheduling dinner at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try just to make sure the homeless person you just passed on the street has a decent meal for the night and possibly, your company. Maybe it means getting home a little later from work because you gave a colleague a ride home so that they would also make it home at a decent time to their family. Maybe it means holding off on getting the latest sneakers or your nails and hair done so that someone can have gas in their car for the week and some groceries in the fridge.
It’s all about humility. I choose humility. Will you?