Philippians 2: 3-4 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Why would I use "The Thinker" as my photo for today's post? Just asking this question should answer it for you! You are having to think! Being thoughtful doesn't just happen...it requires that you use your thought process. The word thoughtful means that you have had to put some thought in what you do.
When we are born, we are selfish. Babies want their needs met at any cost. When they are hungry...they want mom or dad to take care of that situation pronto. When they are tired or sick, they expect their parents to do what it takes to make sure they get rest and medicine. It doesn't matter if mom and dad are tired or sick - they have to meet the needs of their children.
There comes a point in our lives when we have to grow up and start "thinking" of other people. We have to ultimately learn to put other people's needs before our own. In the verse I shared in the start of this post, it clearly says that we are to do nothing out of selfish ambition. We are to be concerned about other people and what they may or may not need. Being thoughtful of others feelings and needs is a character we all should desire to acquire. It may take some thinking on our part, but when you our kind and considerate with other folks...you will love the results.
Make someone else's day brighter and you will feel good about your maturity of character.
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