Beyonce sums up American culture with her hit song, "Me, Myself And I."
Selfishness is dangerous, its blinding and it leads to hell (Galatians 5:19-21). Here are 3 signs you're a selfish person:
1). You think of yourself as more righteous than others. You see other people and believe you're better than they are. People who have less money, less education, less involvement in church, less success at their job, less attractive - you look at these people with less and say, "I'm glad I'm not in their shoes."
Jesus warned us our righteousness must exceed the Pharisees - meaning selfish people aren't saved (Matthew 5:20). The god of self can't save you. It's the grace of God any of us are saved (Ephesians 2:8).
2). You refuse to change, because your way is right. We call this today stubbornness - a code word for selfishness. You don't respond well when someone suggests the ongoing need for change in your life. When you see someone do something at work, you think, "If I did this..."
Hebrews 3:13 says we have to preach the Gospel to ourselves daily to prevent a hardening of our hearts. Selfish people don't believe they need to repent and change, because you're right.
3). You struggle with patience. When you see people "wasting your time," or people who "don't listen to you," you become irritable and impatient. Self-righteous people tend not to be patient and understanding with the failure of others.
Because you know what is right and best, other people are either a burdensome to you or they line-up with your right way to do things, right decisions you've made or become your friends because they're like you.