We must somehow admit that “selfishness is in our blood”. That’s why the desire to let go of our focus on self, in order to serve others is possible through Jesus ‘ Spirit living in us. Paul reminded the Philippians church to reflect on this very important issue, 「Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.」.
How could they-and we- respond to such grace with anything less than humility? Yes, God is the reason for us to change, and only He can change us. All because He gives us “ the desire and power to do what pleases Him”v.13. By so doing, we can then focus less on ourselves and humbly serve others.