Scott Hagan said, “Great leaders see everyone in the room. Poor leaders only notice those who notice them.”
As a teenager, I was passionate about a ministry that supported children in Latin America so I sent monthly support to help provide clothes, medical care, food and an education.
I even wrote letters to the children I sponsored and in turn received letters they sent to me. Honestly, I thought it was the best ministry in the world.
One day, I had the opportunity to hear the leader of this ministry speak. His message was incredible and moved the crowd that day.
I stood in line to speak with him as did many others, so when I finally had the opportunity to say hello, I tried to tell him how much I believed in the ministry and what they were doing to change the lives of so many children.
It was such a disappointment because he blew me off so quickly in order to speak to a well-known pastor who was standing behind me.
That moment marked my life and I determined in my heart I would always value the person in front of me and give them my undivided attention.
As I’ve grown in ministry, I’ve realized the challenge of my own words but I still have a conviction that it’s the right thing to do.
In our FEIC community, we embrace all people, regardless of age, gender, class, countries, cultures and creed because JESUS died for everyone!
Our prayer today is that the Holy Spirit would give us eyes to see everyone in the room. May we be sensitive to Him but also to those we influence.
We’re praying for you and your team this weekend!