Chelsea Crockett

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Selfless: Putting the Needs of Others Before Your Own

Are you seeking great things for yourself? Or seeking first great things for the kingdom of God? These two questions are questions you should be asking yourself daily. Is what…

Are you seeking great things for yourself? Or seeking first great things for the kingdom of God?

These two questions are questions you should be asking yourself daily. Is what you’re doing primarily benefitting yourself or others?

In our society, people are quick to put themselves first. We love our image, our reputation, our own needs and wants. It’s easy to first take care of ourselves, then worry about those around us later.

Our generation is all about ourselves. We love the Instagram likes, the Twitter retweets, and the YouTube views. We’re concerned about our status and what others think of us. It’s a vicious cycle that doesn’t end until we force it to.

Not only does it benefit us in the long run, but God calls for us to have a selfless heart.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Looking to the interest of others before your own is the definition of selflessness. When we practice this, it becomes easier and more natural. It’s the most rewarding and humbling thing!

Romans 15:2,5 says, “Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up… May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”

Selflessness can come in two forms. One of which is wanting to put others first without hopes of benefitting from it yourself. The second form is helping others to gain something from it and wanting to do so for your own benefit.

This is what Romans 15 is talking about. We need to please our neighbors for their own good, not for selfish gain. Although it can be hard to tell between the two, you can ask yourself what your true motives are.

Are you prioritizing someone else’s needs in order to feel better or to look good to those around you? When was the last time you lent a helping hand to a friend without them knowing? Or when was the last time you helped a stranger without posting about it on social media or telling anyone about it?

I challenge you this: show kindness and love to someone you normally wouldn’t… and to someone you normally would, too! Do it out of your own knowledge and desire without telling the world about it.

Once I started acting out of selflessness and putting others before myself, I gained more than I could’ve imagined.

You may lose money, time, or something else when you extend a hand to someone in need, but you gain so much more.

Live selflessly like Jesus and become more like him in every way possible!

– Chelsea

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How to Create a Good Habit

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally….

Habits don’t always have to be bad. Some habits that we make such as working out every day or reading our bibles daily can help us grow physically and/or mentally. There’s ways to make something you do turn into a habit such as eating healthy or going to bed early. Here’s how!

Scientifically, habits are formed within 21 days. Chelsea Crockett - Good Habit ListThat means if you repeat something consistently for exactly 3 weeks, your mind will form the action into a habit.  That being said, you can also break a habit in 21 days such as biting your nails or eating certain junk food every day after school!  Here’s a step-by-step list of how you can achieve this:

  1. Make a list of which habits you want to make or which habits you want to break.
  2. Motivate yourself!  Write down the reasons for why you’re making that habit.  If your habit is to go to sleep earlier every night, write down why you want to do so!  This will remind you to stick to it.
  3. Make a countdown.  If you can make it to 21 days, then you’re on the right track!  After 3 weeks, you shouldn’t even have to think about it.  It should just come naturally!
  4. Come up with a reward to give yourself after 21 days.  You made it!  (You can even go off the picture to the right to make your own list!)

Think of something you want to turn into a good habit and do it.  With a little motivation, it’s easier than you think!

XOXO, Chelsea

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