I realize how kind God has been to me, and so I tell each of you not to think you are better than you really are. Use good sense and measure yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you.
Romans 12:3 (CEV)
Sin speaks to the wicked in their hearts. They have no fear of God. They think too much of themselves so they don’t see their sin and hate it.
Psalms 36:1-2 NCV
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold
Proverbs 8:10 NIV
The first step to becoming a force for good is knowing yourself. A good place to start is by taking an inventory of everything you’ve learned from your entire experience at the Expo. Your entire experience includes not only your class notes but also thoughts and questions inspired by the classes you have yet to write down. Additionally, your inventory should include insights and convictions derived from conversations you had during the Expo. From this inventory begin to identify three personal needs that God has been bringing to your attention. Understanding your own needs is essential for becoming a force for good. Seeing your own needs is the first step toward developing compassion – the driving force for doing good.
Now that you have identified your own needs, do you see those same needs in other people?
What role do you think friendship or relationships would play in helping meet these needs in you as well as in others?
This is a post in a series called “15 Days to Become a Force For Good,” which is a follow up to our 2017 Expo.