Bring Out The Best In Others.

13

Bring out the best in others Sun, 18 Jul 2021 ‘I thank my God every time I remember you.’ Philippians 1:3 The ability to bring out the best in others is important for two reasons. First, we usually see in people what we expect to see. Second, they generally rise to our level of expectation. Dr John Maxwell writes: ‘I’ve never known a positive person yet who didn’t love people and try to see the best in them. And one of the most effective ways to help you see the best in others is to do what I call putting a “10” on people’s heads. Here’s what I mean: We all have expectations of others, but we can choose whether those expectations are positive or negative. We can think that others are worthless or wonderful. When we make the decision to expect the best and actually look for the good instead of the bad, we’re seeing them as a “10.”’ Try to imagine how the Philippian believers felt when Paul said, ‘I thank my God every time I remember you.’ When you have faith in someone, you give them an incredible gift, maybe the best gift you can give another person. Give them money, and they may soon have spent it. Give them resources, and they may not use them to the greatest advantage. Give them help, and within a short period of time, chances are that they’ll find themselves back where they started. But demonstrate faith in them, and they become confident, invigorated, self-reliant, and motivated to obtain the skills they need to succeed on their own. Then later if you do share money, resources, and other kinds of help, they’re better equipped to use them to build a better future.

NB: Stories are shared by community members. The article does NOT represent the official view of NaijaWorld and the author is SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for this article
Comments

About Us
Join the discussion. Share and discuss posts with other naijaworlders.
Related Stories
thumbnail
At Int'l Religious Freedom Summit, Bishop Onuoha Harps On Right To Co-exist
thumbnail
I Don’t Want To Bury Him, Sound Sultan’s Wife Cries At Graveside
thumbnail
Is Suicide Truly Bad Always? Free Spirits Come In
thumbnail
Existence Of Religious Mafia Bad For Image Of Christianity In Nigeria & Diaspora
thumbnail
Jehovah’s Witness Mother Refuses Blood Transfusion Leaving Behind NINE Children
thumbnail
Muslim Authorities: Oh How They Lie!
thumbnail
Nigerian Pastor Renovates A 60-year-old Mosque In Osun State, Installs Modern Fa
thumbnail
Modern Christianity Isn't Christianity At All Dead Church Series Intro
thumbnail
Power To Live Right Part 2: Holiness- The Nature Of God
thumbnail
Gbenga Olawepo: The President Nigeria Needs
thumbnail
Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses
thumbnail
What Bishop Kukah Told US Congress About Buhari Govt
thumbnail
Trending African Print Styles || The Best And Latest Styles For Ankara 2021
thumbnail
Kumuyi Restates Church's Role In Tackling Insecurity
thumbnail
Only Best Students From North Used To Get Admission Into Federal Schools: Lai Mo
Related Stories
thumbnail
At Int'l Religious Freedom Summit, Bishop Onuoha Harps On Right To Co-exist
thumbnail
I Don’t Want To Bury Him, Sound Sultan’s Wife Cries At Graveside
thumbnail
Is Suicide Truly Bad Always? Free Spirits Come In
thumbnail
Existence Of Religious Mafia Bad For Image Of Christianity In Nigeria & Diaspora
thumbnail
Jehovah’s Witness Mother Refuses Blood Transfusion Leaving Behind NINE Children
thumbnail
Muslim Authorities: Oh How They Lie!
thumbnail
Nigerian Pastor Renovates A 60-year-old Mosque In Osun State, Installs Modern Fa
thumbnail
Modern Christianity Isn't Christianity At All Dead Church Series Intro
thumbnail
Power To Live Right Part 2: Holiness- The Nature Of God
thumbnail
Gbenga Olawepo: The President Nigeria Needs
thumbnail
Russia’s Mysterious Campaign Against Jehovah’s Witnesses
thumbnail
What Bishop Kukah Told US Congress About Buhari Govt
thumbnail
Trending African Print Styles || The Best And Latest Styles For Ankara 2021
thumbnail
Kumuyi Restates Church's Role In Tackling Insecurity
thumbnail
Only Best Students From North Used To Get Admission Into Federal Schools: Lai Mo