I love me some me, that’s for sure. When I stop to think about it, so many of my thoughts and so much of my time and effort are focused directly on me—my plans, my needs, my problems, my happiness. That’s not the model Jesus set for us. Though He would have been well within His rights to focus on Himself, He set His rights aside and put us first, to the point of death.
1. If you had to guess, what percentage of your time is spent thinking of yourself versus thinking of others?
2. What does the fact that Jesus was just as willing to die for your neighbor as He was for you mean to you?
Challenge: Pick a day this week and make a conscious decision to focus on everyone you encounter—at work, at the store, at home. Think about their situations. Listen to their interests and concerns. Don’t think about how they might impact you. Focus on how you might serve them.
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