Taking Time to Get to Know the People Around You

Joyce Meyer – Aug 22, 2023
An open Bible being held in a field of flowers for daily devotional

Adapted from Wake Up to the Word - by Joyce Meyer

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend….

If we take time to get to know people well, we may like them more. There are lots of reasons why we decide too quickly that we don’t like someone, but those are rarely valid reasons. We may make decisions about people based on what others have told us about them or a bad first impression.

Is there anyone you have decided you just don’t like and have shut out of your life without ever really taking time to know them? That person you’ve been avoiding could be hurting and in need of your friendship or a listening ear. He or she could even be the friend you have been asking God to give you.

One thing is for sure, you will never know if you don’t give them a chance.

Prayer of the Day: Thank You, Father God, for the precious people You have placed in my life. Help me to always find their value and show them love, amen.