“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.” Philippians 2:3
Daily Christian Devotional
It is so rare to find someone who expresses this kind of nature, even in customer service! It saddens me to see a world today that is breeding children that act as if they are entitled to EVERYTHING. Princess-themed bedrooms and the latest gadgets for ungrateful children who are only satisfied until the next best thing comes around is much too common, even in these economic times. How are our children going to grow up with an attitude of serving others, if we (as the adults) submit to their every whim? Ask yourself if you are trying to “look good” and “keep up” with the Joneses by indulging every desire expressed by your little one. If you were to look into your child’s future and see the ramifications of how this will affect his or her character growth, would you make a different choice? I challenge you to make the choice to do what is HARDER now (like say “no”), for an investment in what will benefit your future generation and the generations that will follow.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Your word is the ultimate guide on building good character. I want to invest in my loved ones by not doing things just because they are easy, but doing things because they are the best choice. Examples of good leadership and character qualities are not easily found in this world. Help me to step up and become one of those leaders instead of complaining that there are none. Help me to take responsibility for my life and the people you have entrusted to me. Lord, I humble myself to serve those around me with a happy heart and a great attitude. Help me to do this when people don’t “deserve” it, as that is when I will need to show it the most. Who am I to enjoy the benefits of being your adopted child? Let me express my gratitude by my attitude and with that I can lead many into your kingdom by showing that the love of God is REAL, and it lives inside me. In Jesus’precious name, for the glory of your kingdom, and NOT myself. Amen.”