Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 3


Rid Yourself of Self-Centered Thinking

The Bible tells us in many places that we are not to think about our own needs, but we are to be concerned about the needs of others. According to Philippians chapter 2, we should, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (verses 5–8).

Your mind will have you thinking about what you’re going to eat today, where you’re going to go, how you’re going to entertain yourself, what you’re going to do to take care of yourself. It’s all going to be inward focused, unless you wean yourself of that.

What does a child do? A child doesn’t think about anybody but “me.” God wants us to mature to the place where we think of others first. That means we need to get rid of self-centered thinking.

Part four—and the fourth mindset to wean yourself from—will be posted next Thursday.

About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

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