Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Be Encouraged - Living With Others First


Philippians 2

Be Like Christ
1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus"

These words remind me what is important in life - Working to be like Christ. 

I watch a lot of reality TV and I realize how much of the world functions off of their selfish inclinations.  I am fascinated by the way that their minds work and the priorities they have in their lives.  The world is not worried about how their actions effect others, but we as Christians are called to think of others before ourselves. 

Be encouraged friends. 
Soak in these verses. 
Let them get deep in your heart. 

Do not worry about yourself first and go through life with blinders on.  Make an effort to realize how your day to day effects others.  You do not have to do this because I am saying to, do this because it is what you are called to do – live up to your calling.  We have no excuse not to.

Love you all.  I believe you have this in you.  Do not give up in exhaustion, press on toward excellence.  Do not settle for mediocrity in this area.  Have a Christ like attitude always – let people see Him in you!

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