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 be grateful. But how could that change anything?
Colossians 3:17 reminds us, “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” (NLT)
Gratefulness reminds us that we are dependent on God and the people He places in our lives. Counting your blessings and remembering what God has done for you will foster a heart of thankfulness, reducing self-centeredness and narcissism.
Gratitude isn’t a polite response to when your life is going the way you want it to go; it is an attitude that transforms and shapes our character. When we approach God, we acknowledge His grace in all aspects of life, even when life isn’t going our way.
Dear Jesus, help me be grateful today for the big and the little things and share my gratitude with others. AMEN.