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Applying God's Truth to Everyday Life.

Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].

— Philippians 2:3
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Do You Ever Feel Too Needed?

- by Joyce Meyer
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Philippians 2:3 says to regard others more than yourself. The Holy Spirit wants to develop in us a desire to prefer others and meet their needs. However, living this way can sometimes be tiring. Let’s face it—we all have days when we don’t want to go out of our way to help someone else.

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed trying to help others the way I think I should. At times it seems all of my family members need me, my employees need me, my friends need me—and they all need me in different ways.

Do I ever feel too needed? Yes! And it’s okay if you do too. We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. But we must remember that God gives us grace to do whatever He’s asking us to do.

When you feel weary trying to meet the needs of others, go back to Philippians 2:3 and ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Humble yourself before God and He will strengthen you to be there for the people in your life that He’s asking you to help.

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