Usually for me, that means a few meetings at work or meetings with friends from our church or community.
I enjoy the one-on-one meetings where I can really hear a person’s heart or what they are going through. I also appreciate the chance to learn from someone else and soak in what I can. The time can fly, but I enjoy the chance to connect, to encourage, to be encouraged, to listen, and to learn.
I like the group meetings – our church staff meets today at 10:00AM. Pray for us if you feel like it. This time is nearly always great for brainstorming, praying together, talking about what’s going on here at Grace, and “game-planning” for the next week or month. We are blessed to have a team of people who really love what they do – we love investing in people! We love seeing God go to work in the hearts, lives, schedules, families, and decisions of people connected to our church.
Perhaps your Wednesday is “hump day,” and you’re thinking about just getting through the week. Or not losing your mind or energy in the midst of back to school chaos.
For at least this day, I relish the priceless opportunity to invest in others. To listen more than I talk. To build up rather than tear down. To encourage rather than criticize. To understand and notice rather than rush past.
I’ve heard it said that your life is the sum total of your relationships and what you make of them. Well, I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful people invest in my life – and so have you! Let’s make this day… this “hump day” Wednesday… about encouraging and investing in the people and relationships closest to you.