Why am I so selfish?

Here's the answer:

Selfishness is a sin, and everyone in the world is a sinner. So everyone has been selfish at some time or another.

When someone is selfish, it means they’re thinking of themselves instead of others. Selfishness might include things like not sharing what we have with someone else (toys, video games, books, etc.), taking the biggest piece of cake for ourselves, or doing something fun and leaving other people out on purpose.

In Romans 3:23, the Bible says: "Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God’s glory." We have something called a "sin nature," and we often want to make the wrong choice because we think it will make us feel good. But thinking about and taking care of others will actually feel good too, because when we do those things we’re obeying God and taking care of someone else.

Have you ever given a present to someone and felt great because it made them so happy? How about the way you felt when you let your friend take the first drink at the water fountain or you let a young child play with your toys? That’s what it’s like to be unselfish and think about someone else. God’s Word says, "...It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35).

If you have trouble with being selfish, talk to God about it. He wants to help you love others and think about their needs before your own.

Bible Truth

"Do to others as you want them to do to you" (Luke 6:31).

"None of you should look out just for your own good. Each of you should also look out for the good of others" (Philippians 2:4).