confidant

We continued our series today on good habits we can start or renew in 2016.  The last one from the book, Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges, is the habit of involving ourselves in supportive relationships.  This is also called the habit of intimate community.

This can be your Sunday School class, a lunch group, small group, men’s group, women’s group, band of brothers, etc.  Let’s face it – sometimes we don’t view feedback positively. We look at it as a bother or irritant.  Blanchard and Hodges remind us that feedback is a gift! Don’t remove the trusted messengers in your life that can speak truth, lovingly, into your week. Oh, and return the favor!  Be a truth-teller in their life, too.

Some good verses on this topic: Hebrews 10:24-25; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12

Today’s Word of the Day was related to our discussion – CONFIDANT (CAHN-fid-ahnt), which means a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided; with whom private matters and problems are discussed.

Thanks for listening!

-Joe

 

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