When you meet new people, do you assume they are great …or just ordinary?
Most of us assume that people are ordinary until they prove otherwise. After all, wouldn’t it be silly to admire them, defer to their wisdom, or submit to their authority…only to discover they are not all that special? Or is it?
It might surprise you how many great people you actually meet…if you would only give them a chance to be great. Because great people are really just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.
My friend Doug Franks is an ordinary guy who lives an extraordinary life. He and his wife (Jill) sacrifice and serve others so often and so deeply that he has become a legend at our church. We often laugh at how the “legend of Doug” has grown well beyond proportion to his accomplishments. If you met him, you might not realize that he carries more influence in our church than many of our paid staff.
Take another look at the ordinary people in your life and begin to see them as great people. You will be surprised how often they rise to the occasion!
(PS: What kind of legend are you building? Do you sacrifice and serve others? Do you rise to the occasion when given the opportunity?)
Thanks for listening.