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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oil of Joy

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Polish up your “people skills” by using the Oil of Joy!

My daddy used to tell me that no matter how much knowledge or skill you have, to be successful you need people skills.  In my youth, I’m sure I didn’t quite get the importance of that bit of wisdom, but today I find it a powerful truth.  Think of some of the best leaders you know…they have people skills! Envision some of the most influential persons that you’ve had the privilege to know and observe.  They have people skills, do they not?

People skills include how to listen to others, inspire, motivate, and build a team.  That’s what good leaders do.  Pat Williams explains, “A leader without people skills is nothing but a boss.  A boss focuses on getting results; a leader with people skills focuses on building relationships. Bosses intimidate; leaders motivate. Bosses criticize weakness; leaders affirm strength.”

Paul says it rightly in Philippians 2:3: “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.”

You will make a much bigger impact in life if you refrain from criticism and hitting people over the head with your Bible, so to speak.  Allow others to see Jesus in you.

Shine for Christ as you use His ‘oil of joy’ to polish your people skills and become a dynamic leader for Him.

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