Not about Me

By Elle, Walk The Same

Read: Romans 12:10
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. “

Over the years, I’ve come to learn that I am the happiest when I see someone whom I love and care about being happy and joyful. The feeling that I get inside cannot be put into words.  That’s not saying that I don’t love it when people do things for me; that makes me happy too. But if you were to ask me to compare the two, I’d say I am even happier when people around me are happy. The joy is infectious and amazing.

When I put the well-being and joy of another person ahead of my own, it makes me realize that much of life isn’t always about me and that it encompasses everyone. We live in a culture where we are told to “pamper ourselves” and to ensure that we are happy and comfortable all the time. In the Bible, however, we see Christ taking on the role of a servant and washing the feet of His disciples. Yes, He is God—yet He chose to put others ahead of His comfort.

We should avoid looking to our own interests and needs only, and learn to love and care for others. This is the way of Christ and this is how we are told to live. It’s not always about me.

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