“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:3-4

My purpose in life is not to be the best I can be, in order to be better than other people. It is to be the best I can be, in order to help make other people better. I want to make better everyone who knows me.

So, when it comes to ministry, it is not about my success or me. Though I’m by nature extremely competitive, I don’t want to compete to be the greatest of all time. Not only would it be impossible but a waste of my life. I want to compete to be used to the fullest of my potential for God’s glory and others good. I want to fulfill my potential for Him. I want to become everything that God wants me to become.

The reality is that none of us are here to live for ourselves. Therefore, when we live for ourselves, we never find ourselves or the joy and fulfillment that comes with it. However, when we fulfill our purpose in living for God and others, we do find ourselves and everything else we’re ultimately looking for in life. As Jesus said, those who are going to be great in His Kingdom will be servants to all, (Mark 10:43-45).

The question I must ask myself each day is: Have I done anything today to make others better?

Gloria RoughleyComment