This post is about a brother called Jamie, who works for a huge international corporation. In his early days with the company, a man came by his desk, struck up a conversation, and asked Jamie what he did there.? After telling the man about his work, Jamie asked the man his name. “My name is Rich,” he replied.
“Nice to meet you,” Jamie answered. “And what do you do around here?” “Oh, I am the owner.”
Jamie suddenly realized that this casual, humble conversation was his introduction to one of the richest men in the world.
In this day of self-glorification and the celebration of “me,” this little story can serve as a reminder of Paul’s important words in the book of Philippians: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit”. People who turn their attention to others and not on themselves have the characteristics Paul mentions.
When we “value others above[ourselves],” we demonstrate Christlike humility. We mirror Jesus, who came not “to be served, but to serve”. When we take “the very nature of a servant”, we have the mindset of Jesus.
As we interact with others today, let’s not look on our own interests alone but also “to the interests of the others”.
SERVE GOD BY SERVING OTHERS.