“…do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4
When it comes to serving our fellow man, most of us tend to live with a mindset that posts a “Do Not Disturb” sign over our heart. We think: “I’m too busy.” “Leave me alone.” “I don’t want to get involved.” “I’ve got my own agenda.”
Our culture is overrun with the attitude, “It’s all about me.” But as Rick Warren writes in his best seller, The Purpose Driven Life, “A meaningful life begins when we realize it’s not all about us. It’s all about God.” When we get to know our Creator through Jesus Christ, and begin to worship God and serve Him, we realize the way we serve God is to serve our fellow man–especially those in need.
“It’s all about me” is incredibly selfish, and it leads to emptiness and spiritual death. Real living begins when we start to know God, and serve Him. Serving God means serving others. It’s one of the keys to discovering your life purpose.