Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Do You REALLY Have What It Takes To Help People?
Last Friday I was sitting with my friend Sheri Hawley having a conversation at a leaders breakfast and we exchanged business cards even though we've been friends for years. She took a look at my new card and mentioned how great she thinks I look in the photo I chose for the card. I was really blessed by her comment. Then, to put the icing on the cake my friend Marsha Woolley (our district women's director) approached and joined our conversation and said, "Deanna, you just have 'the look' of a helpful person. If I didn't even know you and I needed to have somebody help me, I'd walk up to you and ask."
Hmmmm...that really flattered me.
I want to be a magnet for people who need help.
I've always had a desire to help people.
I want them to be drawn to me, but more important, I want them to be drawn to God.
What could be better than that?
Sheri and Marsha's comments also got me thinking on a deeper level. I began having a conversation with God, asking some hard questions.
Some may think I have "the look" (whatever that is) but do I have "the goods"?
It's not enough to have the look.
What in me needs to change so I can help more people?
It takes more than the look to help people. Helping people requires substance, and an investment.
I'm thinking about what that means for me and changes I want to make to help people better.
What about you?
Do you want to help more people and if so what would need to change about you in order to reach them?
How could you help people more effectively?