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Loving Your Inner Beauty Series: Selflessness

In today’s society, people have become very preoccupied with SELF. In fact, I’ve heard many refer to teenagers as the “ME” Generation. As Christians, this should be quite alarming because Jesus clearly tells us this:

Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).

I know there are many young people who still care about others. However, the unfortunate reality is that there are many more teenagers who are so preoccupied with making themselves happy that they don’t consider how their actions impact others. This is not Godly behavior!

SelfLESSness is an attribute that God adores! Consider how Jesus, who is GOD Himself, interacted with others. Jesus spent time with the sick, made it a point to feed the hungry, and honored the poor. He hung out with the people that “polite” society shunned.

John 6 describes how Jesus tried to get some time alone with His disciples, but when He looked out and saw the masses of people following Him, He put THEM first! He even sacrificed His own life for all of us.

Jesus never, EVER put Himself first, which tells us just how important selflessness is to God. Consider this: Jesus, who is GOD himself, put the needs of other people before His own needs! How amazing is that?!

Selflessness is such an amazing characteristic to possess. Watching a selfless person in action is so beautiful. When you think of TRUE beauty, do you think of the Hollywood actresses who may have physical beauty but are selfish and self-centered, or do you think of the humble, kind-hearted people who are always reaching out to help others? I, for one, think the selfless person is far more beautiful!

Here are just a few people who I find to be particularly beautiful from the inside out:

Girls, who would you add to your list of beautiful people?

NOTE: Please understand that there is a difference between honoring others and allowing them to mistreat you. Check back soon for an article to help you identify when someone is taking advantage of you and how to handle it in a Godly manner.

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29 Comments

  1. mickeymousebabe17

    Posted by mickeymousebabe17 on May 17, 2013 at 02:16

    I would add, Carrie underwood, Britt Nicole! and Demi lovato

  2. soccersk8r14

    Posted by soccersk8r14 on October 1, 2012 at 20:51

    this was really good thank you so much!:)

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by 101magster on September 8, 2012 at 07:47

    I did not find this article to be very helpful. I feel like it just tells you what selflessness is but it doesn’t help you be more selfless

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by peanutbutter on August 25, 2012 at 14:18

    My best friend Jordan

  5. Patty

    Posted by Patty on August 18, 2012 at 00:18

    Carrie Underwood 🙂

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kenzie2911 on August 10, 2012 at 08:50

    My mom is just gorgeous inside and out. Also, my best friend in the world. She’s the most selfless person I know.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by army angle on August 1, 2012 at 17:58

    I just happened across this blog on Facebook and I thought ‘This is what I’ve been looking for.’ I skim through the web looking for something with a good meaning to help me start my new life and when I knew right when I saw this I knew that this is for me and I was led to this page. This is such a beautiful web sight. It gave me this good feeling in my stomach. I hardly have been on this blog and I already know I love it and that I WILL be back. I love the answers, opinions, and the biblical references.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by rdm49 on July 30, 2012 at 10:18

    thank you!!! <3

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by bekahhgee on July 20, 2012 at 13:33

    love this

  10. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on July 5, 2012 at 14:28

    i would add tenth avenue north (my favorite band!) and probably many more but T.A.N share really amazing messages through their music and videos!

  11. andi

    Posted by andi on July 5, 2012 at 11:10

    love it

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by mc1207 on June 23, 2012 at 17:01

    Awesome article, thank you so much <3

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jadejam on June 20, 2012 at 09:58

    I think that more people should be less selfish. Especially at High School towards other people.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Belle12 on June 20, 2012 at 08:55

    Mandisa. Even though she does things for herself, she always thinks of others. I like her on Facebook and she is always saying things like ‘can you guys pray for….’ and quotes for the Bible, which inspires many people. She is a terrific example of a beautiful person. (Her song ‘True Beauty’ is a good one)

  15. ruthie27064Him

    Posted by ruthie27064Him on June 19, 2012 at 16:33

    Wow, now that I think about it, I realize that I am totally blessed to be surrounded by beautiful, selfless role models! 3 in particular – my grandma, my mom, and my aunt, each, when I think of selflessness, stand out, and shine bright.

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by performer95 on June 18, 2012 at 19:26

    Britt Nicole! All the way. I totally love her, her songs and how much she loves Jesus. I met her once and she is real off and on stage. 🙂

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by LoveConquersAll on June 18, 2012 at 19:15

    I think the Duchess should be added. Shes gorgeous and modest and the picture of feminine grace.

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by AlyssaBillow on June 18, 2012 at 13:21

    Joyce Meyers is incredible! Wish someone from PI could interview her! =)

  19. Deeblves3

    Posted by Deeblves3 on June 18, 2012 at 11:25

    Good choices such good choices! It even proves that helping out others, being kind to one another shows that you are more happy then just trying to please yourself! When you just please yourself, your only building up worry and your not satisfied. It shouldn’t have to be this way!

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by TheMouseLover on June 18, 2012 at 06:44

    I agree that selflessness is a big part of being truly beautiful! Another great verse about this is Romans 15:1-2.
    “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
    Also, I totally agree with your list (Especially Nicole) 🙂

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Chasity on March 2, 2012 at 20:12

    I AGREE,ALMOST EVERY PERSON IS LIKE THAT TODAY.I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE SELFLESS. BECAUSE GOD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN PEOPLES LIFE.AND THE PEOPLE I WOULD ADD TO MY LIST ISMY BEST FRIEND HANNAH,ZOEY,ALISIA,VICTORIA,AND TORI.I WOULD ALSO ADD NICOLE.I LOVE YOU EVERYONE!!!!

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    Posted by crazydaisy98 on February 24, 2012 at 19:40

    I would like to add Carrie Underwood. She has given so much to charity, shes helped kids in Africa, she has her own foundation for raising money for schools in her hometown (Checotah, OK), she’s saved a dog from dying, her heart belongs to God and she makes that very clear. 🙂 She’s so humble… I just LOVE her! (and her new song Good Girl!!)

  23. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 24, 2012 at 19:27

    I would add my best friends to my list. Jesus was selfless to death!(Literally!) I freaking love Maya Angelou and Nicole!

  24. Melissa218

    Posted by Melissa218 on February 24, 2012 at 15:27

    Yes, I agree that in this age we’re pressured a lot for things to be all about us but, first we need to make sure the focus is on God and helping others. 😀 Being selfless also helps build friendships!