Give Others Room to Grow Around You
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
"Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved." (John 13:23 NKJV).
Part of increasing your value is becoming a loving person. A loving person creates an atmosphere around him, that those who come into his life or around him can grow and develop in.
Are you the kind of person who focuses more on the wrongs of others than on the things that they achieve or do right? If you are, you ought to realise that such an attitude causes your value to decrease in the eyes of other people, and so, they won't enjoy being around you, will feel uncomfortable around you, and worse, they'll do their best to avoid you.
If a person avoids you for the right reasons, you have to ask yourself where you're going wrong. If a person avoids you for the wrong reasons, then there's something wrong with that person's thinking and attitude, not you; so, to help that person, you should pray for them, asking God to help them to think better for their benefit.
Success in life is greatly dependent on how much you know Jesus and how much of His character and ways you emulate in your life. The Bible says that Jesus left us an example to follow (1 Peter 2:21). Jesus was and is an absolute success. He always had the best results. The people who thought the right way (who had the right attitude) enjoyed being around Him because Jesus was full of love. Those who spent time with Jesus grew around Him and made progress in their lives. He was interested in bringing out the best in those who came around Him instead of focusing on their sins, errors and mistakes.
The Bible says that Jesus was having dinner with His disciples one day and one of His disciples was resting his head on Jesus' chest (John 13:23). This shows you the kind of person Jesus was and is. His disciples had great respect for Him, but they also knew that He loved them and, therefore, they could grow and be comfortable and confident around Him. He carried with Him an atmosphere and environment of love that others could grow and make progress in! Thank God for such an excellent example, because we can emulate it and build our world with it.
Let's make the world a much better place to live in by becoming more like Jesus in our thinking, reasoning and actions. Let's build people with our words, show them love and kindness, and give them opportunities to grow and make progress around us!
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