Cracking The Compassion Code
It’s Not About Me
Last weekend, I was watching a two-year-old boy play around his seven-month-old baby brother. Girlfriend, it was a sight to be seen. Mister two year pants was not having it. The closer baby bro got to bigger bro’s toys…bigger bro would move them farther away. It struck me that selfishness isn’t taught. We are born with it. Nobody taught that two-year-old the word “MINE.”
If we’re honest, and hey, we’re friends, here right? I don’t think you or I would have to dig too deep to find mine regarding people, places or things in our hearts. In general, we tend to be selfish people. I’m lumping myself in with that statement, so don’t hate!
We’re born with it.
So…is it possible to crack the compassion code in a world that reaffirms this thought…it’s all about me. Selfies are a normal part of our culture today. We feel validated by the number of likes and comments from our socials.
Well…I believe we can; with God’s help. We find in Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Renew means to make new. As we spend time in God’s Word, something amazing happens. We begin to think differently about others, even our enemies. Yes, even our enemies. We will begin to develop a compassionate heart towards others. It usually doesn’t happen overnight, but over time, if we’re consistent in making God’s Word a priority, He will change us. I love this scripture found in Ezekiel 36:26, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” With softened hearts, we begin to live a life that’s no longer about us but about other people.
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