Monday, February 22, 2016

Let Us Consider Others

I read a Facebook post the other day they got me thinking. I know sometimes these posts can be a bad thing because they make you think negatively, but this one got me pondering the question--What if we truly considered each other's pains and sorrows before we complained about our own?
A friend had posted about a crying baby ruining their evening at a restaurant. Many others were sounding off about how horrible that situation is. Finally, another friend to chimed in and said to be considerate because that baby may have special needs or maybe terminally ill… You simply do not know what life they walk. The commentor had lost their baby this year due to a tragedy. I do not think that the original poster meant anything by it. However, it made me think. How often do we complain about something that others around us would consider a blessing. Pregnancy pains? What about the friend struggling with fertility. Long commute to work? What about the friend looking to find a job.
I truly believe we could change our culture if we began to consider others. Philippians 2:3 tells us to do nothing out of selfish conceit, but to consider others better than we. We say this; we do it in some actions. However, we fail miserably when it comes to complaining. We gripe about our struggles, not even realizing they could be someone else's blessing. We jokingly talk about our first world problems, but don't realize we have it so good. 
Let us begin to consider others. 
Before you complain, consider your blessing. Before you go to Facebook to rant, consider how it may sound to those around you. 

Let us forego selfish ambition. Let us pursue humility. Let us consider others. 

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