When a commercial falls under the category of obnoxious for me, what sticks in my mind is that no way will I buy the product being advertised. A few examples are a car insurance company that uses an emu in its commercials and a burger place that has a creepy fake king head.
How I come across to people can affect whether they want to listen to me as I seek to share the love of Jesus. I am not talking so much about methods because with methods what appeals to some people will turn others off. I try to be aware of the person I am sharing with understanding of where they are coming from before being concerned about method. Though I must admit I have never been a big fan of gimmicky approaches.
What I am talking about is how I treat people. People remember how we make them feel. People remember how we treat them. I want people to know that I am genuinely interested in them as a person, their lives, and how I can help even if being a friend is all I can do.
I am genuinely interested in the lives of my immigrant and refugee friends. It excites me when they achieve things in life. I love to celebrate with them. I want to be there for them in tough times. My friendship is there for them whether they want to listen to me about Jesus or not.
So today as I prepare to meet with my friend from Venezuela, I prayed for her and our time together. I am helping her prepare for the TOEFL test which is an English proficiency test for admittance into a university. While we study, there is laughter, and she knows she can ask questions. She was a dentist in Venezuela and wants to be one here. She will need to take the Dental Boards and complete two years of Dental College here. I want her to succeed.
Thank you for reading. God Bless..
9 thoughts on “People Remember How We Treat Them”
Praying for your friend and your time together. Thanks for sharing this with us, Matt.
Thank you for praying 🙂
So much is said about telling others about God. This is well and good, but are we showing them His love? The religious leaders of Jesus’ day weren’t very good at it.
No they weren’t and sadly that is true of some today too
May the Lord give your friend success in her endeavors. Thank you for caring and ministering to others.
We had a good session this morning
This is so true. 💯
I often find out that my seemingly little gifting – time, listening ear etc. means a lot to people than I would have thought of.
Keep showing forth Abba’s love, Big bro. 🤗
Matt, I appreciate how you reach out to your students and others. Praying for your continued dedication to those who just need a positive voice in their corner. God is with all of you. As for gimmicks on TV commercials, I sure appreciate one of man’s most effective inventions . . . the mute button on the remote.
Mute button is great