Don’t Push…

“Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.” 
Philippians 2:3

Have you ever been shopping only to be confronted by a pushy sales person? No matter what you look at they’ll flatter and tell you how good it would be for you. The bottom line is they seldom believe what they’re saying; they selfishly want you to buy the item from them. Some people will say & do anything simply to get a result. But that’s not God’s way.

Today our verse reveals how success really works. It says that we shouldn’t push and sweet-talk others to get things. Rather, we should lay our needs aside in order to help others succeed.  Doing this will enable their future to flourish as well as our own.

In John 15 the Bible says that we show greater love by laying down our lives for a friend. Why even bother trying to manipulate and flatter when helping someone will produce the very best result. It will ensure their success as well as our own. This is God’s way to enter our future.This week let’s help someone else get ahead. Let’s give them a leg up and a step forward by causing them to succeed. It may be a friend, a colleague or even a stranger. As we show them greater love, by putting them first, they’ll experience success. At the same time, we’ll experience the joy, satisfaction and rewards of living life God’s way.