In a world that often glorifies self-promotion and self-centeredness, the Bible offers wisdom on avoiding being narcissistic. At its core, narcissism is an excessive focus on oneself while ignoring the needs of others.
The Bible teaches us to serve others. But how could that change anything?
In Philippians 2:3-4, The apostle Paul says, “3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (NLT)
Service is more than just doing random acts of kindness. Don’t get me wrong, they can’t hurt, but that’s all they do. Make you feel good. Serving others is a reflection of our character and our compassion. It challenges us to put aside our self-centered, narcissistic desires and focus on the needs of others, demonstrating care and empathy.
Serving enriches our lives. It fosters humility, strengthens relationships, and cultivates a sense of purpose in our heart. When prioritizing others, we create a ripple effect of life that touches hearts and transforms communities.
Dear Jesus, help me serve someone today with the right attitude and joy. AMEN