Below are some additional interactions on the article: It’s Not About You. Read it first.
Try this quiz out and see how you do! No matter what the results, challenge yourself to mentally say “you!” instead of “me” at least three times today in situations you normally would not. Then just keep it up and change the world! 🙂
Genesis 3:4–7—these verses describe perhaps the most tragic event in all Scripture. Notice how the snake, Satan, succeeds in getting Adam and Eve to believe that life was all about enriching themselves.
Matthew 16:24–25—notice what Jesus has to say about those who would suggest that life is all about personal gain.
- Take a moment to make a list of 10 people you either know or have seen whose choices tend to reflect an “it’s all about me” attitude. Then write down the first word that comes to mind when you see that person’s name on your paper. Are those personal qualities that you would want to emulate? Why or why not?
- Identify one person in your school who has been the victim of the “it’s all about me” mentality. For example, Aaron in the story above was the victim of his father’s poor choice to walk out on his mother. Then, think of some random act of kindness that you could do for that person to encourage them in their journey.