Monday, September 19, 2016

Being Unselfish, Humble and Other-Centered

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.
Philippians 2:3-4(NLT)

This verse reminds me of my mother.

Betty loved people. She focused on others. Whether you were meeting for the first time or were a long time friend, she wanted to know everything about you – your interests, your family, and where you were from. You felt like she cared and she did.

Betty listened. I know because the next time she saw you she’d want an update about the child who was sick or the project you were working on. Her friendliness embarrassed me.

How many people do you know who really listen?

We toss out “How are you?” but it’s just a way to say hello. Do we even hear the answer? Are we too busy to care? Are others not worth our time? Are our schedules more important? Do we only care about our own interests?

Read the verse again. Which part grabs your attention? Could you improve in that area?

How can you apply this verse to your life today?

Take time to engage and truly listen. Be other centered. (tweet this)

#SeedsOfScripture #beothercentered #listen

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