3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Actions speak much louder than words, so please join me in being more aware of our actions and what we're trying to portray. Let's be others-focused not self-focused. We can't be motivated by pride and our desire to one-up others.
So the next time my husband does the dishes-
DO: I need to be more thankful / aware and value his servant-heartedness.
DON'T: Try to one-up him by cleaning more to portray I'm just as good or better than he is.
I encourage you to take some time to really self reflect on your actions and your motives. I'm far from perfect, I'm so broken - yet the more I self reflect, the closer I get to God and can strive to imitate Him.