In Philippians 2:1-4 Paul encourages us to be “united in Christ”. As Christians, our unity is one of our biggest testimonies. Sometimes (really most of the time), I find it difficult to get along with people who are different than me. I consistently have to remind myself that everyone in the body of Christ has been uniquely made with different strengths and weaknesses.
But that begs the question, “How are we supposed to be united when we are all individually SO different?” In verse 3, Paul specifies that humility is a key to being united in Christ. We receive clear direction in verse 3, “Do nothing from selfish ambition”. I know that that statement is easier said than done, but Paul doesn’t leave us hanging. He continues by telling us HOW to accomplish this mindset when he says, “Count others more significant than yourselves.”
So, when you disagree with your friends at school, or argue with your family members at home, remember to focus your mindset on Christ’s mindset and to focus your heart on Christ’s heart. The more we focus on Christ, the more humbly we’ll place others above ourselves. The more we humbly place others above ourselves, the more unified the body of Christ becomes.