Monday, March 17, 2008

What Isaac (and John Maxwell) Know About People

Isaac has long been a huge fan of John Maxwell and his thoughts on understanding friendships and human relationships. He spent all day installing an overhead light in the living room and was too tired to make this post, but he passed along the following for the BFG, most of which is a restatement of tidbits of insight that he has gleaned from John Maxwell over the years. - Sarah Angell

(1) God loves everyone.

(2) Everyone wants to be somebody.

(3) Everyone needs somebody.

(4) Everyone wants to be loved and affirmed.

(5) Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

(6) Somebody doesn't care what you think until they think they know who you are.

(7) Anybody who helps somebody influences a lot of somebodies.

People - they are those for whom Jesus died. And on a daily basis it is such a great and wonderful challenge to see people the way Jesus saw them; to love them the way Jesus loved them - to see people not as who they are now, but who they can be.