Care and Concern for Others
by Charles R. Swindoll
Clothe yourselves with humility
toward one another, for God is opposed to the
proud, but gives grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:5
Humility of mind is really an attitude, isn't it?
It's a preset mentality that determines ahead of time thoughts like this:
I care about those around me.
Why do I always have to be first?
I'm going to help someone else win for a change.
Today I'm going to curb my fierce competitive tendencies.
Instead of always thinking about receiving, we'll start looking for ways to give. Instead of holding grudges against those who offend us, we'll be anxious to forgive.
And instead of keeping a record of what we've done or who we've helped, we'll take delight in forgetting the deed(s) and being virtually unnoticed. Our hunger for public recognition will diminish in significance.
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