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EP. 8 Ten Ways to See the Best in Others



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SHOW NOTES


On today's episode of the Hope Rescue Podcast, Tim and Kimberly provide ten practical ways to see the best in others. They start by explaining that humans have a tendency to have self-interest which can get in the way of seeing the best in a person. Tim explains that if we are more ambitious than we are loving, then we begin to see people as either tools to advance our ambition or as obstacles in the way of reaching our accomplishments. One of the most commonly quoted scriptures is Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Tim explains the context of this verse by also quoting Philippians 4:11-12 “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” The literal translation for Philippians 4:13 would read "I am strong in Him who strengthens me.” This verse is not about a great accomplishment, but instead, it is about being content in any situation. Kimberly quotes James 3:16-17 “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” When you combine jealousy and selfish ambition, it creates disorder and chaos. Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Our human nature is to seek our personal win, but in Christ, we are to see others as better than ourselves. This doesn’t mean we need to see others as superior to us, but their needs and interests should supersede our needs. If we want to see the best in other people, we have to put their interests ahead of our own.


Ten Ways to See the Best in Others

  1. Seek the Win for Others

  2. Praise Others When They Win

  3. When you Have a Personal Win, Give Credit to Others

  4. When You Fail, Take Responsibility

  5. Use Your Position in Power to Advance Others

  6. Ask Others How You Can Help Them Advance

  7. Listen With All Your Heart

  8. Release Control of Others

  9. Help Other Feel Safe

  10. Share Your Secrets of Success with Others


Join us next week to find out why bad things happen to good people! We love you guys!


QUOTES


"It's not possible to control someone and at the same time see the best in them." -Tim


“If we are more ambitious than we are loving, then we begin to see people as either tools to advance our ambition or as obstacles in the way of reaching our accomplishments.” -Tim


REFERENCED SCRIPTURE


Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”


Philippians 4:11-12: “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”


James 3:16-17 “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”


Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.


John 15:12-13: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”


Ephesians 4:31-32: "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."


RESOURCES MENTIONED


Mingo Palacios The Purpose Driven Podcast: https://pd.church/podcast/



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