Building People Requires Unselfishness
By Rick Warren
— October 10, 2011
“In response to all he has done for us, let us outdo each other in being helpful and kind to each other and in doing good.” Hebrews 10:24 (TLB)
Being a people-builder requires unselfishness.
I want to give you an objective: be a people-builder for the rest of your life. Begin by writing down the name of one person you want to help build up, then stop and pray.
Ask God to show you that person’s strengths. We always build on our strengths, not on our weaknesses. Write down whatever strengths you’ve seen in him or her in the past.
Then tell that person, “I've been thinking about you because I really care about you. I wanted to share with you the strengths I see in your life because those strengths help determine what God wants us to do in our lives.”
Imagine the impact you could have if you would commit yourself to being a people-builder. Imagine what would happen if you determined to bring out the best in everyone you know.
Make a commitment today to help others grow and to encourage them to become what God made them to be.
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Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times Best Seller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors. © Copyright 2011 Rick Warren.
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