Saturday, 10 April 2010

Challenged to not be selfish

Phillipians 2:1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in very nature God,
      did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
      taking the very nature of a servant,
      being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man,
      he humbled himself
      and became obedient to death—
         even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
      and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
      in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
      to the glory of God the Father.

I’m challenged at the moment by the total unselfishness of Jesus.

His humbleness, his unselfishness and yet the immense power that He demonstrated. He surrendered his will to God, and saw God’s will happen.

I want my attitude to be the same as Jesus, I want to let go of my ‘rights’ as a person, my right to my time, my energy, my money, my right to be treated well, I want to let them all go, thinking not about me, but about other people. Learning to be completely unselfish, living for God, loving God and loving people.

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