"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others" (Philippians 2:3-4).
Our culture doesn’t look like this! And if we’re honest, neither do we as believers a lot of the time! Let’s renew our minds.
The example of Jesus has taught us how we are to be among others. Our Savior “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on an cross” (Philippians 2:6-9).
What a beautiful picture of love—let’s honor him and chase after this kind of humility and self-sacrifice. Before we enter our workplace, or our school, or a social setting with friends, let’s say a prayer that God will use us to love people in this way. Let’s ask God to help us think less about our own popularity or success and more about uplifting those who need us. I think we will be surprised how the Lord will show up when we pray and humble ourselves in this way!