Other Focus.

“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Phi 2:4)

Each of us is innately wired for self-preservation and self-fulfillment. There is actually nothing intrinsically flawed with that. It is how God has created us. However, we are called to look out for those around us. That is not to the denigration of our own interests but for the raising up of others so they are positioned as a priority.

We see what we focus on. Our attention is drawn to what is important to us. As we place priority on the interests of others, we will begin to see opportunities to meet needs and minister to those God has placed in our lives.

As we minister to those around us at work, we minister to Jesus.

Quick Prayer: Open my eyes to the needs of others, that I may serve them and You. Amen.

It is Still True.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Mat 7:12)

If there is one thing we could focus on that encompasses all it means to be a Christian, what would it be? What is the core of our behavior? It is the golden rule—not that he who has the gold make the rules but that we must treat others like we would like to be treated.

Are you in a management position? How do you like to be managed? Treat others like that. Who do you report to? How do you like those who report to you to work and relate? Often there is almost infinite wisdom in this simple yet revolutionary concept. Faithfully applied, this one principle will unlock limitless potential and fruit.

Quick Prayer: “It is so simple yet so profound, keep me focused on others, Jesus.” Amen.