So we say:
1. “The world doesn't revolve around me.” (the attitude of Selflessness)
Many try to win respect by demanding it.
Just because you have obtained authority doesn't mean that you have won respect.
You win respect by giving it.
2. “I will help wherever I am needed.” (the attitude of Service)
three attitudes of service
a. reaching up - ingratiating
b. reaching down- condescending
c. reaching out- attitude of Christ
Foster- there is a difference between self-righteous service and true service.
3. “If I have to suffer for what is right, I will.” (the attitude of Sacrifice)
We are to consider our lives as being spent for God.
Elliot- “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
When you have gained respect from others, then you open the door to sharing your faith.