Wednesday, 05th May 2021
Philippians 2:4 – Look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own”.
There’s an old proverb that says, “Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.”
Everything in our society conditions us to think of ourselves first. We don’t think about other people naturally. That’s something we have to learn to do. We naturally think about our needs, our desires, our goals, and our ambitions. As a result we have millions of people disconnected because they’re only thinking of themselves and not anyone else’s needs.
Let me share two very basic truths about life.
First, the world does not revolve around you:
You’re incredibly special in God’s eyes, and you were created for a purpose but the world does not revolve around you. If you want to know how much you’d be missed, stick your hand in a bucket of water and pull it out, and see what kind of hole you leave. It fills back up pretty quickly!
The second truth is this: God has promised that when you focus on meeting the needs of other people, He will meet your needs.
Why? Because He wants you to learn to be unselfish. He wants you to learn to be loving and generous like He is.
When we’re considerate of other people’s needs, we don’t expect them to be perfect. “Make allowance for each other’s faults” (Colossians 3:13).
Proverbs 17:9 says, “Love forgets mistakes”. When you are trying to make a connection with someone, you don’t have to remain blind to that person’s faults. You just choose to overlook them. Great friends are good forgetters. They are more concerned with the other person’s needs.