I found these insights when I examined the gospel of John chapter one. I am convinced that if you apply them correctly, your life will begin to take a more positive shape in your daily interactions with people and challenge your thought process.
Here we go….
- Jesus is the light of men: He illuminates and enlightens everything that concerns us; if you believe.
- Find your purpose: our purposes are rooted in God our maker; to know and understand WHY we are here, we must turn to the light that shines in the darkness of our hearts and mind.
- Step to greater things: we must aim higher and know exactly what it is that we want in life, this will create awareness and help us stay in tune with ourselves and be prepared to take opportunities as they present themselves or we create them. John’s two disciples left him for Jesus knowing that He has the potential to make them achieve incredible things.
- Be direct: this will help us avoid unnecessary chatter and focus on what is important and urgent. When Jesus saw the two young men following Him, “What do you what?” He asked! Afterwards, He just said two brief words—“follow me”.
- Be receptive to people: Jesus invited them into His abode when they inquired of His residence. “Come….and see, He said!”. He chose to show them……any lessons here for you?
- Learn to share: Upon finding the Messiah, the first thing Andrew did was to look for his brother and share his new-found treasure. Too often we hold back powerful tools in our disposal that make us successful, happy, content, joyful…. you name it.
- Human relations: Jesus’ approach to Nathaniel was different from the other two disciples who had met Him earlier. Apparently, Nathaniel was a tougher nut to crack given that he had doubted anything good could come out of Nazareth. Jesus knowing his heart, used a more effective means to win his heart. We too must meet people where they are to establish any meaningful relationship.