Get Out of Yourself!

Get Our of Yourself! Philippians 2:3-4
We cannot fully understand the difficulties of others unless we experience those same difficulties ourselves. But kindness involves trying to understand and giving others the benefit of the doubt.

Get Our of Yourself! Philippians 2:3-4George Washington Carver, American inventor and educator who was born a slave, put it this way: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”(1)

The young may envy the free time of retired people; retired people may envy the health and energy of the young. It’s easy to see things from our perspective, but much harder to see things from others' perspectives.

If you’re having difficulties with someone, ask God if there's something lacking in your perspective.

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:3-4
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 Copyright 2012, Gail Burton Purath
These 1-minute devotions are about George Washington Carver: Carver Overcame Evil, 300 Uses for the Peanut

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