Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. — Luke 6:31 (NASB)
Adapted from the resource Power Thoughts Devo – by Joyce Meyer
The Bible teaches us to treat others the way we want them to treat us. Think about what you want to receive, and start to give that to those around you. For example, if you want to be encouraged, then be encouraging!
Be careful of your thoughts about people. If you think rude or critical thoughts, they’ll usually slip out of your mouth. Instead, look for and magnify the good in every person on purpose, and you’ll start to treat people better.
We all love to be encouraged and made to feel really good about ourselves. Compliments actually help us perform better, while nagging makes us behave worse. Choose a person you want to grow your relationship with, and begin to aggressively encourage and compliment him or her. I believe you’ll be amazed at how much better they respond to you.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me be more intentional to speak positively to and about the people in my life. Thank You for giving me the grace to be kind and encouraging today. In Jesus’ Name, amen.