We need to stop thinking for ourselves and learn what God wants us to do.
We are called to serve God as Jesus did. For most of us this kind of transformation requires a slow steady progressive change. Most of us understand we can't be like Jesus. We can, however, become more like Jesus and we expected to just that. We are instructed to apply every effort to serve God more and more. The goal is to begin changing and then keep it going. It begins with out thought life. Throughout the day we ought to be more aware of how we can build the unity of Christ. We ought to confess our fear, frustration, and disbelief with prayers of support, courage, and wisdom. We are to focus on what will improve everyone as a whole instead of how to make ourselves better. Below are some verses about selfishness and selfish ambition.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
Proverbs 18:1 An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
Galatians 5:19-21 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Philippians 1:17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Selfishness which is destructive is the form of selfishness which does not good or is of no benefit toward the spirit of God. Activity, thought, and invested resources which do not produce love and peace may be missing the mark or sin. When this occurs we simply redirect ourselves in the direction of God's love, mercy, forgiveness, peace, patience, and kindness. We attempt again to grow and build God's kingdom with Godly character.
We are to guard our hearts, thoughts, and soul carefully from unhealthy decisions.