Love is Not Self-seeking


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, Read the whole passage. It’s awesome!)

There is a film called Living on One Dollar that beautifully shows how love that is not self-seeking goes a long way. Poverty is a problem in every nation. I was touched by the genuine generosity of the people featured in the film. They supported one another as a community by sharing what little they had to fulfill the need of each person, without expecting anything in return. The moment we desire something in return for a gift, we invite a spirit of selfish ambition into our hearts. If we can give our best to help those in need, whatever the need may be, we will be on our way to banishing selfish hearts. Each day let’s seize the moment to give our very best in the hope to improve the life of another. Give your best! Give your heart! Love is not self-seeking! (1 Corinthians 13:5)

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10 thoughts on “Love is Not Self-seeking

  1. This is great, Shannon! I also just finished listening to a sermon by Joyce Meyers about living a life that is focused on God and not on yourself. I have been working hard to live a life of purpose and service to others.

  2. Another very good message for both self-improvement and Godliness. You are moving right along with your faith, Shannon! Good for you…


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