It can be easy to think of ourselves and what we need or want. College basketball coach John Wooden said that, "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." There are times when we may become too focused on what we have or don't have that we miss both our blessings and opportunities to help others.
Being conceited, self-centered, or selfish may seem like a way to get ahead in society, but it will not result in the satisfaction that we think it will. To be happy and satisfied in life, we need to look beyond ourselves. We need to look to God and all that He can do to fulfill our lives. As followers of God, we are called to look at those around us. We should take the love that He has shown us and humbly spread His love to others in ways that value others and show them that they matter to God!
Think of more than yourself as you humbly show others that they matter!
Thank You for showing me Your love and my worth. Help me to spread Your love and to show others that they matter to You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.