By Bob Weber | Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:40 PM
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)
I've noticed that when there is a lot of traffic slowing me down on the highway or when I have to wait because others are ahead of me in line at a restaurant that I always see it as them causing me to have to wait. I never see it as me causing them to wait. Since I'm convinced all of us struggle with selfishness, I'm guessing many times you do the same. Sometimes as I feel the impatience growing inside me I hear God's still small voice speak to me. He says, "Why are you more important than everyone else in this moment?" You see God knows that I don't think of myself as better than others. After all I'm a Christian and a Pastor to boot. But in those moments when I feel put out because others want the same thing I do, I forget who I want to be in Christ and revert to who I was without Him.
I wonder if my day today will go better if I start out purposing to look not only to my interests but to the interest of others. I wonder if there is someone I need to apologize to because in our last disagreement I never took the time to really see it from there point of view. Over time I have come to the conclusion that humility in the moment is best. I'm beginning to appreciate another lesson in this area. Humility after the disagreement is better than no humility at all.