Philippians 2:1-5 Simply Remove Self

Given our encouragement, comfort, camaraderie, affection and mercy that Jesus showers on us, how should we then live? Paul calls the church to honor all this grace with a reciprocal eagerness for a unified church in mind, love, heart, and mission. Said another way, imitate Jesus. Imitate His mindset, His humility, His selflessness. When we do, we open the door for the Spirit to do work through us individually and even more so collectively. So get self out of the way and marvel at the life Christ leads you to live. 

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus
— Philippians 2:1–5 (NIV)
Edward Anton