We affirm people when we treat them with dignity, knowing that they matter to God. If you want to stand out in your leadership, one secret puts you head and shoulders above everybody else – be an encourager. Encouragement is very difficult to find today. The Bible says, “Encourage each other and build each other up.”
In America, we live in a very negative culture. Most people get far more jeers than cheers, far more pokes than strokes. We live in a society where the number one form of humor is put downs. People are put down, criticized, maligned.
God calls us to do the exact opposite. God says, as believers and especially as Pastors and church leaders, we are to value everybody. When you look around at people — even people who are insulting you and putting you down, you must realize that God died for them. He sent His Son for them and they matter greatly to God. When you appreciate people, you raise their value. Appreciation means to raise in value. If you have bought or sold real estate in these last few years, you know the meaning…Continue Reading