Selflessness is the Key to Making a Difference
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
4.Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. (Phil2:3-4)!
Selfishness is the source of all confusions, strife, arrogance, pride and all evils in Workplaces! Selfishness causes us to be self-centered , seek out our personal interests and never care about any other people.
The world we live in today has become one of worst place to live for countless lives because of selfishness. I read something on Facebook this week that the money possessed by the richest man in world today is able to feed all the hungry people in the world. You know what , his money is for making a name to himself.
It does matter how much money you have , it does not matter how much you know , if you are full of yourself then you are making no difference at all. You are rich for nothing ! You are educated for nothing!
Somebody said that people don’t care how much you know or how much you have (my empasis ) until they know how much you care!!
How sad that this world has so many who toil day and night simply to impress the world instead of helping the world!
Phil 2 gives the example of Jesus Christ who is God eternally but because of love He humbled himself and died a shameful death so that we might have eternal life and Joy.!!
Christ is the model for us christian professionals of how we ought work for the purpose of working to make someone’s life better for God’s glory!
We are blessed to bless, we are given to give, we are given wealthy to share with the needy, we are loved to love ……don’t you only focus on your own interest…think about your neighbour.
Selfless people make things different wherever they work. Think about Nehemiah how he wept when he heard about the pain of the Jews and he left his good job and went to do something and in 52days things were different!
Think about Esther who was safe and comfortable in the palace but decided to pray and fast for 3 days and she risked her life so that her people could be delivered from slaughter!
It’s possible to make a difference, you and me have been positioned by God in various places and positions for that very purpose. God bless you.