We, Not Me
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27
There is a larger context to life than just living for self. A self-focused life is chronically frustrated and is unable to reach its full potential. Its demanding demeanor marginalizes wise counsel and only attracts insecure individuals. However, those who pray for what’s best for the whole become whole. Everyone is honored in an environment that values individual contributions. “We, not me” is the vocabulary of those who honor each other.
Every disciple is stronger when they are connected to other Christ followers. Isolation contributes to spiritual impotence, but community gives spiritual life. Encouragement and accountability are exalted in relationships that serve what’s best for the group. A leader who serves the team sees other team members serve well. A man who serves his family experiences a family that serves each other. “We overcomes me” with unselfish service. Thus, by God’s grace, put to death the “me monster” and replace it with love for the Lord and people. “We, not me” is the motto of mature Jesus followers.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
Related Readings: Romans 12:10-16; 14:13; 15:7; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Galatians 5:13
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