Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:5-8 ESV
What is the purpose of our life? Do we strive to have more, earn more, be more?
What is the driving factor behind our decisions in life? What do we get upset about, what do we get happy about? These questions will help to guide you to the truth of your motives.
We should often check our hearts, to make sure that our lives are surrendered to the will of God.
If we live out of Philippians 2, our goals in life will change. We will cease to live for health, wealth, and prosperity. We will begin to take on the mind of Christ.
The driving question behind our life should be what can I do to bring glory God?
Are we living for ourselves or for Jesus Christ? Who is reigning in your life? Do we sit on our tiny thrones or do we prostrate ourselves before the King of kings?
Are we trying to humble ourselves, by the grace of God, like Jesus Christ?
Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish.
Psalm 49:20 ESV
The Cross is always a place that beckons us, to remember the death of Christ until his coming. It should always be a humbling place. A place where our flesh is crucified to the world.
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11 ESV