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Build a Person, Make a Life

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

– John 15:15

There is a powerful quote from American entrepreneur and investor Naval Ravikant: “Play long-term games with long-term people. All returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.” It is important to consider the significance of experiencing life and to draw strength from every moment. I shared yesterday from “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard” that the most significant advantage received by the one who worked all day is that he spent more time with the master. He learned so much in the presence of the visionary, the builder, and the gatherer!

If you played sports as a youngster, nobody wanted to play their sport for a limited amount of time. No one participating in a school musical said I am glad I didn’t have to perform as much. The importance of those scenarios involves the exposure, experience, time, memories, the people you partner with, the time spent with the coaches and teachers, and the wisdom you gain. More time is what makes a man, builds a woman, builds a person, and makes a life. 

Friend, certain life experiences are painful, boring, and not fun to face. But as you build others, take as much out of each encounter as you can, and understand that you are doing it with the Lord. When you are building others and also enduring hard trials, you can still find some meat on the bones and fruits hidden in your life lessons. From these experiences, you’ll be able to gain some tangible wisdom for the purpose of becoming more and doing more over and over again.

Prayer


Father, I would like to partner with you in building other people up.

Reflection


By building others, are you gaining wisdom? When you work on this, do you take the time to enjoy each moment?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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