Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. – Phil 2:4 (NLT)
School is starting up, and you might not be all that excited. Maybe you’re schooling online and you’re dreading it. Or perhaps you’re meeting in person, but you know that you’ll be wearing masks and the idea of something itchy on your face is driving you crazy.
It’s easy with all the stuff that isn’t good happening right now to be selfish and upset. And of course that’s understandable. Your school year probably isn’t exactly what you had in mind.
However, if you want to have a great year this year, challenge yourself to be helpful. If you’re at home, see what you can do around the house to help out. Maybe you can start the dishwasher. Your mom would totally freak out.
Perhaps you can help the new kid figure out his locker combination, or help a teacher collect papers at the end of class.
As you practice being helpful, not only does it help others but it helps you too. You begin to take the focus off yourself and put it on others. That’s what God wants us to do as Christians. We should be looking for opportunities to do whatever we can to help others.