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1 John 3:17: "But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?" It's all too easy to be selfish, turning a blind eye to the needy to protect our own interests. Selfishness, though, is a gateway to a lifestyle of sin. Jesus practiced and preached a life of compassion, humility, and servitude. If we are to bear His image and point the world to Him, then we must love as He loved. We must rise above the love of self in order to better love others, just as Christ loved us.
Write down an area where you find yourself being selfish.
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Faith-In-Action: Break the habit. That being selfish can be like any other bad habit—hard to quit and often a cycle that you don't even want to be in. Complete one of the following things within the next 40hr.
Listen to someone story today: Listening to the people around us, really listening, promotes positive self-growth—and closer, less selfish relationships.
Put some else needs first today: Too often we waste our energy on making a point to just be "right;" when the thing is, there is usually more than one "right" route anyway. Try occasionally putting other people's needs before your own
Put yourself in some else shoes today: The next time you judge someone or act unkindly remember that life exists outside that check-out line or highway—and cut people some slack.
Let it go. So you've been selfish in the past or someone else close to you has. Happiness means moving on—and truly moving forward means letting go of the past. You can change; others can too, and learning to let go of selfish and unhealthy relationships (including with yourself)