People matter to God and people should matter to us!
I have spent most of my adult life sprinting at a breakneck speed to reach my goals and to work as hard as possible. I think you should have goals and you should work hard. But I know for me I have been out of balance. I have spent most of my time allowing my goals matter more than the people I am around. I have to constantly remind myself that relationships matter more than the task I am trying to accomplish. I want to give you 8 red flags I start to notice when I am out of balance. Spend a few minutes asking your self these 8 questions and see if you find yourself out of balance.
Am I isolating myself form people because it is just easier that way?
Am I holding resentment toward someone and it is holding me back from letting people into my life?
Am I getting annoyed easily by people?
Am I being overly critical?
Am I lying to people and manipulating them to get what I want?
Am I finding myself complain more than encouraging?
Am I ungrateful even when people do something nice for me?
Am I saying the phrase “I hate” more than “I love?”
More than likely you have said yes to one or all of these questions. If you need help working through some of these areas in your life go grab a friend, coworker, or your spouse and tell them you need help. Spend time praying and asking God to help you see people like He sees people. Go to one of our Connect Movement Groups and get around a group of people who are working in the same direction. Offer to buy me coffee. I would love to spend some time with you and encourage you. This all comes down to that people matter to God and they should matter to us.