It is easy to be self-centered. In a world that preaches “It’s all about you”, it is easy to live our lives “all about us”. We wake up thinking about ourselves, live our days thinking about ourselves, and go to sleep thinking about ourselves. All those thoughts add up. All that attention on our own lives becomes self destructive. We start to pick everything apart. The nose that you have had your entire life suddenly becomes way too big. The hair on your head becomes a hideous embarrassment. The body that was meant to be used suddenly becomes useless and ugly. The mirror used to be nice. Your appearance used to not matter so much. But the more you start focusing on yourself and your flaws, the more apparent everything becomes.
It is time to direct that attention somewhere else. Something that matters. Something that will last. Something that won’t change. Today instead of looking in the mirror and complaining about what I see, I will turn my attention elsewhere. I will do something nice for someone else. Because relationships are the things that will last, not the image in my mirror.
Verse: “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)