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Moving From Being Selfish to Selfless

By Pastor Sharon Williams


James 3:14-16 “But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.”

Selfish - lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

When we are stressed, insecure, fearful; our natural tendency is to protect ourselves.

1. Do you consider yourself a selfish person?

2. When you are stressed, what is your default? (eating, hiding, shopping)


James 3:17 “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”

Listen to the replay of Moving from Selfish to Selfless discussion on Chief Women Arise! Clubhouse broadcast. Click on picture below.

About the Author

Pastor Sharon has been in ministry for over 48 years. She and her husband Daniel are founders of Go to Nations, a missionary sending agency working in 106 countries. As an ordained minister, Sharon was a part of the Christ the Redeemer Church Executive staff for twenty years. In 2010, Sharon began Act 4 the Nations, a non-profit organization working on five continents to help women attain a better way of life by partnering with missionaries and Anti-Human Trafficking organizations.

She is the co-author of book Chief Women Arise! The book is available on

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