We live in a culture where so many people have the attitude that if you’re ever going to get ahead in life, you have to look out for yourself. However, if we’re not careful we can make choices in life that may benefit ourselves but have negative implications on others. It’s important to remind yourself, “It’s not about me.” Our choices in life will always have a ripple effect either in a good way or a negative way.
When you find yourself standing in the fork of the road with choices and temptations ask yourself, “how will this decision impact other people in my life?” Jesus said, you are to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). When making choices in life, we must look after the interests, concerns and cares of others just as we naturally look after the interests, concerns and cares of our own.
Father, help me today to remember that my life isn’t always about me. Give me wisdom to know and understand how my choices in life can impact others for the good. Thank you for showing me your love and looking out for my best interest. Give me the power to do the same for others in every choice I make. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.