Put yourself in others’ shoes.
Week 1: The Martian
1 Corinthians 9:22-23
Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
The heart of our church is also the very heart of God: to never stop looking for lost people. We do this by continually putting ourselves in the shoes of someone who is far from God—attempting to understand the questions they have, the hesitations they’re experiencing, and the challenges they are going through—so we can do everything we can to reach them.
Today, ask God to help you understand how the people in your life who are far from God really feel. Ask him to give you a new sense of empathy for them so that you can be a blessing and encouragement in their life, showing them hope!
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