Yeah, it doesn’t sound pretty, does it? John Maxwell says, they don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. It looks a little different too me…
You’ve got to be more interested in people than in what they can do for you.
I’ve seen many ministers court their large tithers – worship pastors who only call when it’s time to make the schedule. Make no mistake, they see right through you. In all honesty, it’s like sweet talking a girl so you can get in her pants – it’s the same concept. To every pastor out there – don’t feel the need to be every person’s best friend – but do feel obligated to care more about them than what they can give to you.
We’re called to love agape – you know, without restraint and without qualification. Every person who worked for me knew that I was more interested in their personal development than in getting my 8 hours out of them. When I expressed my interest in them as people – I always got 8+ out of them.
Do you love the people who serve with you?