I have been known to pick through bags or bowls of chips and find all the folded over ones. No idea why I would like these better than the others but that is what I do. I have also been known to take out all or most of the marshmallows out of a box of Lucky Charms and I am sure there are many other other selfish acts that those living with me could add.
What’s the point?
Sometimes we just want what we want. And that can be okay but not when it gets in the way of serving or loving others. You see, if we stay selfishly motivated on little things; they can turn into big things. Yielding your rights is a good practice and it might just start one chip at a time.
So until next time, try relinquishing what it is you desire and give your spouse, your child, your neighbor, your co-worker that better seat, biggest slice of pie, folded over chip, or whatever it is you inwardly selfishly desire.
And while you are at it, here’s a few other things you can do to grow more unselfish: always be willing to lend a helping hand, stay humble, and be kind because people will notice; your witness will be stronger and you will be someone others want to be with rather than avoid.
And does having that folded over chip really matter???
Peoples’ feelings are always more important than our wants or being right.
Think about that a minute and let it sink in.
It bears repeating. Let me say it this way, feelings saved are better than being right or choosing your wants over others’ desires. Sometimes a compromise may be in order but when in doubt; just yield your rights. That is how to…
(and for me, give up that folded chip!)
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 NLT
“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care —then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” Philippians 2:1-4 MSG
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