Someone who is truly unselfish is generous with his or her time and possessions, energy and money. As that works its way out, it is demonstrated in various ways, such as thoughtfulness and gentleness, an unpretentious spirit, and servant-hearted leadership.
When a husband is unselfish, he subjugates his own wants and desires to the needs of his wife and family.
When a mother is unselfish, she isn’t irked by having to give up her agenda or plans for the sake of her children.
When an athlete is unselfish, it is the team that matters, not winning the top honors personally.
When a Christian is unselfish, others mean more than self. Pride is given no place to operate.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.