Being nice, polite, and kind-hearted is nice but ultimately you’ve got to produce.
There are a lot of nice people living under bridges.
You probably can name dozens of polite and kind-hearted people who have failed marriages, careers, and lives.
This is not a call to be rude and ruthless, but it is a call to do something, and usually the first thing you must do is learn what it is that others need and then serve them.
I know, that’s not what you want to do. It’s so much easier to be nice, nod your head yes, smile and then walk away and do what you want to do. But in the end, focusing on self is seldom the answer—even if you’re nice about it.
- The ONE THING for today: Take the time to really listen and learn about other people’s problems and needs and then do something productive about it. When you do you’re setting yourself up for a win—both for them and you.
Oh, and one more thing…be nice about it. 🙂
James 2:15-16 (NKJV)
15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?